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Archive - Jul 9, 2012

Date

Martha Meade

Martha Genevieve Meade, associate superintendent of education for Jefferson Union High School District, was killed in a car accident in Minnesota on June 25, 2012. Born April 3, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, Martha touched many lives, both through her 22-year career in public education and because of her outgoing personality and the caring, attentive way that she lived.
Local survivors include brother Richard of North Liberty.

Janet White Malins

Janet White Malins, 71, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Solon, passed away on June 25, 2012, following a sudden illness.
Janet Ann White was born on Dec. 26, 1940, in Cedar Rapids to Theodore and Lillian White. Janet was a 1958 graduate of Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids and received her bachelor of arts degree from Coe College in 1962.
Janet is survived by her husband, Lee, son, Tim (Nancy) Kubik, daughter, Rebecca (John) Worthington, grandchildren, Ken and Sophie Kubik and Catherine and Elizabeth Worthington.

Eleanore L. “Ellie” Horning

Eleanore L. “Ellie” Horning, 76, of Iowa City, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at her home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family and her beloved pets.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with memorial services to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Ellie’s memory to Paws & More (Washington County Animal Shelter). Online condolences may be sent through www.gayandciha.com.

Maxine Harris

Maxine E. Harris, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died July 2, 2012, at Manor Care Center following an extended illness. Funeral services were held July 7 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Local survivors include a sister, Avis (Richard) Serovy of Solon.
Maxine was born Feb. 17, 1926, in Allamakee County, the daughter of Mervil J. and Edith G. (Lovell) Rich. She was united in marriage to George H. Harris on Sept. 1, 1949, in Cedar Rapids. She retired after 32 years in assembly at Rockwell Collins.

Walkin'

I write this from a picnic table in the shade in Santa Fe, N.M., along a dry creek bed just a few hundred yards from this city’s central plaza. We are in the middle of a journey that started with a stop in Denver about a week ago for a visit with Sabra’s parents.

Food For Thought

Remember those vinegar and baking soda volcanoes, and the membrane from inside an egg shell that allowed ink to pass through one way while keeping the water from passing through the other way? Those, and a few other more dramatic demonstrations were meant to convince us that science was cool. Well, it is, and I have continued conducting experiments well into my adult years. Most of them have had to do with eggs, vinegar, or both. Not all of them produced the expected results, some of them were done to entertain my children and grandchildren.