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Obituaries

Robert Cooling

Robert Cooling, 23, of Solon, died Friday, April 25, 2014, in the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Services were private. Inurnment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Berniece Greiner

Berniece Greiner, 91, of Iowa City died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Crestview Nursing and Rehab Center in West Branch.
Graveside services were April 30 at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

James McCabe

James Edward McCabe, 70, of Coralville died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Windmill Manor following an extended illness. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 28 at St. Thomas More Church with Father Walter Helms officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice Compassus of Cedar Rapids or St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Kenneth Paul

Kenneth Ted Paul, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids from a cerebral hemorrhage. A funeral service was held May 3 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was at Layfayette Cemetery in rural Alburnett.

Eleanor Vavriek

Eleanor Vavricek, 95, of Center Point, died Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Celebration of Life services were Monday, May 5, 2014, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Sheri Andersen presiding. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.

Patricia Allard

Patricia E. Allard, 80, of Ely, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home. Services were April 24 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was at Cedar Memorial, Cedar Rapids.

Don G. Ellis

Don G. Ellis, 80, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 19, 2014. A private family graveside service will take place next to his Ellis Century Farm.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Lou; children: Don C. (Valerie) Ellis of Solon, Gary (Denise) Ellis and Judy (Blaine) Worley of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren: Ryan (Heather) Ellis and Haley Ellis, Brett (Mandy) Ellis, Brittany (Rick) Kron, and Tyler Ellis, and Brock, Chad, and Dane Worley; three great-grandchildren: Lydia, Lana, Owen, and one on the way in June.

Jack Hicks

Jack Keith Hicks, 90, of Marion, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Memorial Service was April 23 at Marion Christian Church, Marion by Pastor Peter Mitchell. Private inurnment will be held at Brooklyn Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Norma; children, Laurie (Ron) Butler of Swisher, Steve (Deb) Hicks of Cedar Rapids, and Jo Ellyn Hook of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter.

Bronwen M. Jones

Bronwen M. Jones, 66, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her home in North Liberty.
Family funeral services were held April 24 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch.
Bronwen was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Wausau, Wis., the daughter of James and Verna (Nevinski) Jones. She was a graduate of Wausau High School in the Class of 1965, she later received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and had continued her education working on her master’s degree.

Clarence Schmitt

“Curly” Orville Schmitt, 87, of Manchester, died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. He was born on June 9, 1926, in Waterloo, the son of Orville and Harriet (Hansen) Schmitt. Clarence was raised and educated in Dewar.

Louise H. Schropp

Louise H. Schropp, 82, longtime Oxford area resident, died peacefully surrounded by the family that she loved on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, April 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.
Louise was born Oct. 16, 1931, in Iowa City, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Duffy) Kinney. She was a graduate of Oxford High School. On Aug. 4, 1953, Louise married Kenneth “Fritz” Schropp at St. Mary’s Church in Oxford.

Viola Stanek

Viola Alice Stanek, 92, of Beggs, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla.
She was born May 30, 1921, in Tama to the late Edward and Barbara (Prusha) Suchanek. Viola taught school in various area one-room school houses as a young woman. Later, she helped with the farm near Keystone. She raised her family and spent most of her life in Iowa before moving to Oklahoma in 2007. Viola was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine.