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Obituaries

Rhonda Lincoln-Sanders

Rhonda Lincoln-Sanders passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She was 58.
A visitation with family present was held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Ochiltree Funeral Service in Winterset. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Ochiltree’s, with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery, near St. Charles. Memorials to her family, for a later designation and online condolences may be left at ochiltree.com.
Rhonda May Lincoln was born March 11, 1957, in Des Moines, to Robert and Betty (Bishop) Lincoln.

Barbara Gromke Stephens

Barbara Gromke Stephens, 77, of Solon, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, Oct. 5, at Danforth Chapel on the University of Iowa campus. Brosh Chapel in Solon is assisting the family.
Barbara was born on July 25, 1938, in Oak Park, Ill. She was the daughter of Paul and Ethel Gromke. She met her husband and life partner Ralph Ivan Stephens in 1955 and they were married Jan. 25, 1958. They moved to Iowa City in 1965.

Gladys Lawrence

Gladys Vivian Lawrence, 96, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Mrs. Lawrence was a resident of the Solon Care Center.

Clifford F. “Cliff” Williams

Clifford F. “Cliff” Williams, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 24, 2015, in Indiana. He was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Big Rapids, Mich., the son of Clifford and Josephine (LaRocque) Williams. Cliff attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Big Rapids and graduated from Big Rapids High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam as a hospital corpsman on the USS Coral Sea and received the National Defense Service Medal.

Arlene Mabel Doyle

Arlene Mabel Doyle
Arlene Mabel Doyle, 87, of Solon, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at Solon Retirement Village Memory Care. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Solon. Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, located at 100 S. Cedar Street.

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My life, for many years, seems to have been blessed with Marys. It all began in the Solon schools where, sometime in the 1970s, I met Mary Ferryman, a local artist who volunteered to help with the Picture Presenter program we started at Lakeview Elementary.
I had been writing this column for some time when Mary invited me to attend a meeting of a writing group she belonged to. I had just had two of my short stories published in the short-lived “Iowa City Magazine” and was anxious to meet other writers who knew more about the ins-and-outs of getting things published.

Marie R. Krall

Marie Rose Krall, 93, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Visitation and funeral mass was be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Marie was born Aug. 28, 1921 in Iowa City, the daughter of Frank and Pauline Shebanek Shimitz. She married Donald Krall on April 19, 1944. Donald passed away Nov. 15, 1987.

Alaina Joy Hauskins

Alaina Joy Hauskins, 6, of Hiawatha, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015.
A visitation for Alaina was held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the First Assembly of God, Cedar Rapids. A funeral service celebrating her life took place at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the First Assembly of God with Rev. Jan Kopf officiating. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dorothy Fisher

Dorothy Ann Fisher, 82, of Swisher, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the Solon Care Center. Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, located at 1195 Steeple Lane NE, Swisher. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids is handling the arrangements.

David James Bucklin

David James Bucklin of Solon passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Iowa City after a three-month battle with cancer, at the age of 66.
David is survived and dearly loved by his wife Julie Anne Barrett; children Mason Henry Bucklin, Laura Barrett Bucklin and John James Bucklin; mother Mildred Mae Stevens; brother John Mason Bucklin; and sisters Ann Elizabeth Bucklin and Mary Lynn Bucklin. He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Bucklin.

David James Bucklin

David James Bucklin of Solon, Iowa, passed away, after a three-month battle with cancer, in Iowa City on Sat., Aug. 1, 2015, at the age of 66.
David is survived and dearly loved by his wife Julie Anne Barrett; children Mason Henry Bucklin, Laura Barrett Bucklin and John James Bucklin; mother Mildred Mae Stevens; brother John Mason Bucklin; and sisters Ann Elizabeth Bucklin and Mary Lynn Bucklin. He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Bucklin.

Matthew Toman

Matthew Phillip Toman, 26, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on July 24, 2015, in Peoria, Ill., following a motorcycle accident. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 28, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.