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Obituaries

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.