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Obituaries

Rebecca Barkalow

Rebecca A. Barkalow, 62, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Jan. 24, at the Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.
Rebecca Ann Ellyson was born April 16, 1951, in Opa-locka, Fla. She graduated from Iowa City High School and Kirkwood Community College. She worked for many years as a property owner/manager in the Iowa City area, and was also known for her work as an administrative assistant at Successful Living in Iowa City.

Dennis Blome

Dennis Blome, 73, of Cedar Rapids, died Jan. 18, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, from complications of pancreatic cancer. Services were held Jan. 23 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Rick Gail presiding. Honors were provided by the Linn County Sheriff’s Department honor guard. Burial was at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Leon Evans

Leon Doyle Evans, 76, of Fairfax, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center from a lengthy illness. Celebration of Life services were held Jan. 23 at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, with burial following in Czech National Cemetery.

Richard Goldsberry

Richard F. “Dick” Goldsberry, 72, of West Amana, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Services were held Jan. 21 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, conducted by chaplain Mike Slagenweit-Coffman. Burial followed the luncheon at Mt. Clark Cemetery, Central City.

Albert Henry Nath

Albert Henry Nath, 84, of Solon, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon. Full military rites will be conducted by the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post 460. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Brosh Chapel in Solon, 100 S. Cedar St. Private family inurnment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Betty Stevens

Betty J. (Hanson) Stevens, 89, of Solon, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
Left to cherish Betty’s memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Kevin Milton of Solon; her grandson, Ryan and his wife, Christina and their first baby due in May; her grandson, Scott and his wife, Tara and their first baby due in June; and her granddaughter, Jessica and her husband, Tim and their first baby due in March.

Linda Trpkosh Thomas

Linda Ellen Thomas, 73, of Mt. Vernon, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1940, in Cedar Rapids, a daughter of Milo and Rachel (Clark) Trpkosh. She grew up in the Ely area and graduated from High School in Mount Vernon. She married Phil Norman Thomas on June 9, 1962, in Cedar Rapids.

Lela Barnes

Lela June Barnes, 86, previously of Swisher, passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services in Cedar Rapids. Private family services will be held at a later date at Waltham Cemetery. Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids is assisting the family.

Eunice DeFrance

Eunice “Sam” DeFrance, 91, of Iowa City, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at the Hospice Unit of Mercy Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Jan. 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Iowa City with Father Steve Witt officiating. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Camp Courageous or to the Regina Foundation.

Lisa Gevock

Lisa Diane Gevock, 39, passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Lisa was born on Aug. 27, 1974, in Cedar Rapids to Joseph and Gail (Hix) Gevock. She grew up in Peoria, Ill. and Des Moines before returning to Cedar Rapids and graduating from Jefferson High School. She received her degree in psychology and family services from the University of Northern Iowa. Lisa was employed with Principal Financial group in Des Moines.
Lisa was full of zest. Her sensitive, caring heart drew to her a big network of friends and family.

Lillian McCormick

Lillian A. McCormick, 93, of Iowa City, formerly of Burlington, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.
Lillian was born April 23, 1920, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of George and Lillian (Niehaus) Slater. She attended schools in Quincy graduating from high school in 1937. She met and married her husband, Richard Gaines while living there. Following his death she married Lloyd McCormick. She left Quincy, to live in Hannibal, Mo. for a short time, and then moved to Burlington where she lived over 50 years before moving to Iowa City.

Nancy Mortensen

Nancy B. Mortensen, 60, of Ely, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Services were held Jan. 16 at First Presbyterian Church, Ely, Conducted by the Rev. Dr. Julie Schuett. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Denmark.
Survivors include her husband, Dave Mortensen of Ely; sons, Jacob Mortensen of New York City, and Ethan Mortensen of Ely; siblings, Kathy Hanson of Ames and Denis (Donna) Burk of Weaver.
She is preceded in death by her parents.