Neola Ida Curliss was born January 8. 1917, in Hanson County, SD, to John and Laura (Johnson) Hubert. She grew up and attended school in Hanson County. On October 31, 1936, she married John Heidinger. She later married Herman Curliss.
Neola is survived by two daughters, Dorene Hanssen of Sioux Falls, Darlene Hart and husband Deone of Mitchell, one son, Gerald Curliss of Vermillion, seven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and one nephew, James Needham, of Falls City, WA.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Arletha Needham and Naomi James, her son-in-law, Delayne Hanssen, and one nephew, Phillip James.