BUFFALO PRAIRIE - M. Emogene Kimball, 94, of Buffalo Prairie, Ill., died Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Mercer Manor in Aledo, Ill. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at the Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Memorials may be made to Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church or the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born August 21, 1925 in Eliza, Ill., to Perry and Bessie Turner Whitney. She graduated from Joy High School as valedictorian of her class in 1942. Emogene attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, where she later received her master's degree in education. She married John Kimball December 22, 1944, in Buffalo Prairie. He died November 2, 2011.
Emogene was employed as a school teacher, retiring from the Rockridge School District in 1985. She was a member of Buffalo Prairie Presbyterian Church, William Dennison Chapter of the DAR, Mercer County Retired Teachers Association, Mercer County Quilters and was a 75-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #516.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing cards, traveling and wintering in Texas.
Emogene is survived by one daughter, Janet (Douglas) McCaw of Aledo; one son, Raymond (Linda) Kimball of Illinois City; three grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Zecher of Aledo, Chad (Lisa) Kaempfer of Belvidere, Ill., and Hunter Kimball of Illinois City; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Kyle Kaempfer of Belvidere; and several loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Joann Kenneston; and one sister, Eileen Hampton.
The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at Mercer Manor in Aledo.
MUSCATINE - Mildred M. Smith, 87, of Muscatine, formerly of Burlington, Iowa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Lutheran Living Senior Campus in Muscatine.
Born June 21, 1932, in Greenville, Mississippi, she was the daughter of Ralph Lamar and Vera Lee (Findley) Caston. She married Arthur Smith on September 19, 1949. He died in 2009.
She owned and operated a body shop along with her husband and renovated houses.
She was a member of Burlington Baptist Church and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Muscatine.
She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers and vegetables. She loved the Lord.
Survivors include her three children, Steve Smith of Lancaster, New York, David Smith of Garland, Texas, and Judy (Steve) Crile of Muscatine; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lloyd (Velma) Caston of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
The funeral service for Mrs. Smith will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at Lunning Chapel. Pastor Kendall Adams will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Saturday, where the family will receive friends.
A memorial has been established for Burlington Baptist Church.
MUSCATINE - Vivian M. Buster, 94, of Muscatine passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at her daughter's home. Services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church in memory of Vivian. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Vivian Mae Paul was born June 8, 1925, in Muscatine, the daughter of Clifford and Gladys (Hagens) Paul. Vivian was first married to Robert Sharrar and later divorced. On April 30, 1955, Vivian was united in marriage to Richard R. Buster in Muscatine. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Vivian enjoyed cooking, watching Lifetime and spending time with her family. She always took care of others and will be remembered as a good mother, grandma and great-grandma.
Vivian will be deeply missed by her children, Robert (Karren) Sharar of Muscatine and Cindy (Steve Mammal) Nichols of Muscatine; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Bonnie Swick of Muscatine and Beverly Levis of Muscatine.
Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Clifford and Leonard Paul.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House of Bettendorf and Heartland Hospice for the care they showed Vivian.
MUSCATINE - Mavis Shouse, 92, of Muscatine passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Lutheran Living. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment will be in Overman Cemetery. Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Muscatine American Legion Post #27. Visitation will be Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Mavis. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Mavis Jean Lattin was born on July 28, 1927, the daughter of William and Doris (Shroeder) Lattin. On December 31, 1945, she was united in marriage to Virgil Shouse in Fort Madison. She was employed at Heinz. Mavis was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Mavis enjoyed bingo, bowling, watching old westerns, crocheting, cooking and most of all spending time with her family.
Mavis will be deeply missed by her son, Randy (Karen) Shouse of Muscatine; 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family.
Mavis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sons, Charles and Virgil Jr. Shouse; daughter, Jeanie Carpenter; brothers, William, Raymond, John and Howard Lattin; and sisters, Doris Miller, Joan Waldrop, Vivian Ulmer and Audrey Hanks.
MUSCATINE - William Wiesse Wilson, 96, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Sunnybrook.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Hai Dinh will officiate. Military honors will be conducted at the burial in Greenwood Cemetery. A time of food a fellowship will be at Gannon Hall following the burial.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Muscatine Food Pantry. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Bill was the son of Gertrude and Robert Wilson, born on June 20, 1923. He grew up in Muscatine and graduated from St. Mathias School. Bill joined the Navy in 1942, serving 4 years on the USS Inch as a gunner's mate 3rd class. He was united in marriage to Barbara Cockerill on May 17, 1947. They had three daughters (Nancy White, Gail Blaesing, and Mary Aull). Upon returning from the Navy, he joined the family business, Wilson Shoe Store, as co-owner and remained there until retirement at age 70.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and swimming. He had many memories of family times spent at his cottage on Pike Run and in Spirit Lake. Barb and he loved to travel especially to Hawaii, Lake Havasu, Las Vegas, and Europe. He loved spending time with his grandchildren sharing his favorite activities.
Bill is survived by daughters, Nancy White of Muscatine, Gail Blaesing and husband, Joseph, of Cape Coral, Florida, and Mary Aull and husband, Ron, of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and son-in-law, James White.
MUSCATINE — Rose M. Morrissey, 83, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Lutheran Living. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Muscatine American Legion. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for Rose's family and the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Rose's name. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
Rose Marie Morrissey was born on February 20, 1936, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Marie (Watkins) Morrissey. Rose graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from Marycrest College. She began her teaching career in Montpelier and then spent a year teaching in a one room school house at North Star School. She later went on to teach in the Buffalo school system for another 38 years. She attended Lincoln Blvd. Baptist Church and was a member of both the Eagles and Moose Lodge. Rose enjoyed playing bingo, casinos and loved children devoting her career to children education.
Rose will be deeply missed by her sisters, Shirley Morrissey and Patricia “Pat” Morrissey both of Muscatine; sister-in-law, Barb Brown of Oklahoma; two nephews, Mike Morrissey and Mark Morrissey; great nieces and nephews, Mike Hatfield, Tabby Hatfield, Michael Morrissey and Micky Morrissey; great great nephew, Brycen Robert Hatfield and several cousins.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Morrissey and niece Melody Morrissey.
MUSCATINE — Paul E. Thompson, 86, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at New Hope United Methodist Church. Reverend David Wittmann will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Paul was born on September 13, 1933, in Muscatine, the son of Lyle and Agnes Shoultz Thompson. He married Phyllis D. LaRue on September 11, 1955. She preceded him in death on March 27, 2013.
He worked at John Deere for 33 ½ years. After he retired, he worked for Happy Joes, delivering pizzas for 25 years. Paul was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the United States Army.
Paul enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, bowling, and playing cards. He loved watching western movies and spending time with his family.
Those left to honor his memory include two sons, Scott E. Thompson and wife, Cathy, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Brad A. Thompson and wife, Susan, of Fruitland; one daughter, Amber R. Sisnroy and husband, Joey, of Eliza, Illinois; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; and three sisters, Norma, Virginia, and Shirley.
NORTHBROOK -- Dolores Rebecca Mann, nee Stone, of Northbrook, Illinois, was born April 19, 1915, in Brandon, Iowa, to Arthur Horace and Maree (nee Petersen) Stone.
She passed away November 21, 2019.
Beloved wife of the late GW “Wally” Mann; loving mother of Michael Arthur (Allison) Mann of New Cuyama, Calif., Barbara Maree (Jeffrey) Kaden of Bloomington, Ind., Henry Albert (Rita) Mann of Muscatine, Iowa, and Clifford Anthony Mann (Pearl Patarozzi) of Lockport, Ill.; cherished grandmother of Gregory Mann, Michael (Joe) Mann (deceased), Julie Mann, Suzanne Mann, Mary Ellen Handley, James Mann, Tammy Nowling, Cynthia Mann, William Mann, Kenneth (David) Merideth, Brenda Mann, Stacy Mann, Rebecca Rodriguez, Tara Mann and Amanda Tuetken; proud great-grandmother of 18 and great-great-grandmother of 3; dear sister of the late Leola Duncan.
Mrs. Mann was Postmaster at Ardon, Iowa, from 1948 to 1954. She taught at Garfield School in Muscatine from 1954 to 1959, before moving to Springfield, Ill., where she taught for two years. In 1961, she moved to Northbrook, Ill. She taught grade school at Rugen School and Hoffman School in Glenview for many years. Dolores and her husband were founding parishioners of St. Catherine Laboure Parish in Glenview.
Services will be held at a later date in Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Village Benevolent Fund, 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL 60062.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Edward W. Molis, 90, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Lutheran Homes.
Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the memory care unit at Lutheran Homes in Edwards's name.
Edward was born on February 3, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Lawrence and Louise Warner Molis. He married Marcia Janet Wagner on June 12, 1955. She preceded him in death in 1984.
He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1947. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in Long Island, New York, in 1951, with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Edward worked at Bendix in Davenport and later retired from the Rock Island Arsenal. He had a personal and professional interest in aeronautics and space programs, including several patents, one being an altimeter in an Apollo Lunar space module. Edward was a veteran who traveled the world serving in the United States Navy.
Edward was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinal fan and he has a brick outside Busch Stadium. He loved to garden, he had a green thumb and could make anything grow.
Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Barbara Nielsen (Richard), of Muscatine, Beth Caufield (Joe Cormeny), of Cedar Rapids; and Ann McCarthy (Jim), of West Des Moines; grandchildren, Edward Nielsen (Amanda), and their children Andrew and Daniel, of Muscatine; Mary Nielsen, of Muscatine; Andrea (Rob Schmidt) and their family, of Wilton, Erin (Mike Cline) and their family, of West Liberty, and Nic Nielsen and his family, of Muscatine; and brother, Bill Molis (Lynn), of Madison, Wisconsin.