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Archive

June 18th, 2014

Cecelia Walsh

Cecelia Agnes Walsh, 89, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids.
She was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Kinross, the daughter of Thomas and Rose (Manion) Walsh. She graduated from Keota High School in 1942. Cecelia moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lived for 38 years, until moving to Cedar Rapids in 1986. She worked at Western Union for many years.
Cecelia was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. She was a volunteer for the reading program at Monroe Grade School in Cedar Rapids for 12 years.

Beverly Vaverka

Beverly Ann Vaverka, 80 of Brooklyn, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell. Funeral Services were held June 9 at the Haven Community Church, Haven, with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Burial was at Haven Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Beverly is survived by her sons, Joe (Mary) of Pella, Jeff (Brenda) of Newton, and Jon (Stef) of Brooklyn; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Linda Corns of Omaha, Nebraska, and Ruth Coleman (Don) of North Liberty.

Delores Tomash

Dolores I. Tomash, 87, of Swisher, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Celebration of Life services were held June 12 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.

James Meyer

James Lee “Jim” Meyer, 70, of North Liberty, previously of rural Hills, passed away in his home, on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Graveside services were held on May 27 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Jim’s Memory to Sharon Center United Methodist Church or NAMI of Johnson County. Online condolences may be sent to his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Doris Holub

Doris N. Holub, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center following a short illness. Memorial Mass was June 12 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church by the Rev. Dennis Juhl. Inurnment was at Czech National Cemetery.

Richard Gent

Richard D. “Dick” Gent, 74, of Tiffin, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was May 29 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Cosgrove. The Rev. Edmond Dunn officiated. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, The Iowa SIDS Foundation or St. Peter’s Cemetery (for cemetery care).

Sharon Clark

Sharon Marie Clark, 71, of Lisbon, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, with her family by her side, at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospice, Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were June 12 at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon. Private family burial was at Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.
Surviving Sharon are her husband Howard; a son Dan (Tina) of Sutliff; a daughter Carol Gasper of Lisbon and her daughters: Emily and Lindsey; and a sister Jean Lipcamon of Solon. Preceding Sharon in death were her parents.

Esther Buterbaugh

Esther L. Buterbaugh, 100, Dallas Center, died on June 3, 2014. Services were held at the Dallas Center Church of the Brethren on June 9. Burial followed at the Brethren Cemetery, Dallas Center.

Donald L. Brannaman

Donald L. Brannaman, 89, of Solon, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with military rites provided by the Solon American Legion. Visitation was Wednesday at the church where a vigil service was held at 4 p.m. Brosh Chapel Solon is assisting the family.
Don was born on Oct. 31, 1924, in Cedar County to Bert and Lizzie (Kadera) Brannaman. He married Rita Randall on May 11, 1948, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon.

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking...

Food For Thought

How many amateur orators have started out a nerve-wracked speech with those words. They warn the audience that they are not used to public speaking, but don’t quite explain why they agreed to do so in the first place. They seem to think that the disclaimer will earn forgiveness and sympathy should their words fail to live up to expectations– in fact, the opening statement itself automatically lowers expectations by about 50 percent and may, in some way, help to ease the pressure and discomfort for the speaker.