In this season of Advent holding her rosary and prayer shawl, Mary Elizabeth McNamara Soukup, 92, entered eternal life on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, surrounded by the love of her family and friends in her home. Funeral mass was Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus and the Rev. Mark Osterhaus presiding. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Visitation was Friday, Dec. 18, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services and before the service on Saturday.