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Obituaries

Melvin L. Rinehart

Melvin L. Rinehart, 60, North Liberty, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, from a heart ailment in Valley City, N.D.
A time of remembrance and celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 24, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, Iowa City. Military Honors and Flag Presentation by the Solon American Legion Post No. 460 will be conducted at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers the Melvin Rinehart Memorial Fund has been established.

Eileen Rogers

Eileen Kathryn Rogers, 74, formerly of Mount Vernon, and a resident of the Great River Care Center, McGregor, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with Lewy Body disease. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Jan. 18 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, by the Rev. Monsignor Thomas Zinkula. Visitation with Rosary, followed by a Celebration of Life, was held Jan. 17, at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon.

Pauline Stoner

Pauline S. Stoner, 84, formerly of rural Solon and North Liberty, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Lantern Park Care Center in Coralville.
A memorial service was held Jan. 17 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Inurnment will take place at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Pauline’s memory. Online condolences can be sent to Pauline’s family at www.gayandciha.com.

Geraldine Broulik

Geraldine Emma Broulik, 84, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at her home. Funeral Mass was held Jan. 10 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Burial followed at St. John’s Cemetery, Lisbon.
Geraldine was born in rural Solon, the daughter of Joseph and Sophia (Konecny) Hajek. She married Leonard Broulik on Jan. 3, 1953, in Ely. She and Leonard lived and raised their family on the farm south of Mount Vernon. She was a member of the Jolly Workers Ladies Club and St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church.

Elizabeth Buckley

Elizabeth “Betty” Weaver Buckley, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
A gathering time for family and friends was held Jan. 9, at Keystone Place located in Cedar Rapids to remember and share Betty’s life. Her wishes of cremation were honored.

Eunice Goodrich

Eunice Alberta Long Goodrich, 88, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Manor Care Health Services, Cedar Rapids. The service in honor of Eunice was held Jan. 11 at Morgan Funeral Choices, Mount Vernon. Burial was at Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

Jay Hardymon

Jan. 9, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
A funeral service celebrating Jay’s life was held Jan. 13 at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, with the Rev. Dan Wiersema officiating. Private family burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; daughters, Laura (Brad) Klaes of North Liberty and Shelly (Robert Jr.) Thompson of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; sisters Glenda (George) Giles of Stone Mountain, Ga., Anne (Frank) Farris of Louisville, Ky., Katherine Inglis of Indianapolis, Ind.; Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leon McNeil

Leon Frank “Mac” McNeil, 76, of Ainsworth, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the M.L. McCreedy Home after a lengthy illness.
Celebration of life services were held Jan. 11 at the Ainsworth Community Church with Pastor Jason Collier officiating. Interment will be at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth at a later date. A memorial has been established for Hospice of Washington County or Marr Park. Online condolences may sent for Leon’s family at www.jonesfh.com.

George Hill

George “Bill” E. Hill Jr., 88, of Hiawatha died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Services were Jan. 14 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial with military rites at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Bernice Logan

Bernice Jean Logan, 82, of Washington, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at the United Presbyterian Home following a lengthy illness.
Celebration of life services were held Jan. 14 at the United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bob Wollenberg officiating. Interment was at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.
Memorials have been established for the United Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent for Bernice’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

Leota Novotny

Leota Mae Novotny, 81, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Leota’s Celebration of Life gathering was on Jan. 11 at the Avacentre at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Czech National Cemetery.
Leota was born Jan. 9, 1932, in Garrison, the daughter of Harry and Viola (Banse) Flickinger. She attended Garrison High School. Leota was united in marriage to Raymond Novotny on Sept. 11, 1950, in Solon. They raised four children Linda, Teresa, David and Lora. They were later divorced.

Joseph Shannahan

Joseph J. Shannahan, 90, of Williamsburg, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral Mass was held, Jan. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Williamsburg, with Father Joseph Roost officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Williamsburg with military honors. Memorials may be contributed to the charity of the donor’s choice.