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Jerry Morlan

Jerry L. Morlan, 71, of North Liberty, died Monday at the Mercy Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City.
Jerry’s wishes were to be cremated. Private family services will be held. Condolences and well wishes may be sent directly to the family. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Mercy Hospice Unit at Mercy Iowa City or Iowa City Hospice.

Virginia Krob

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Gray Krob of Mount Vernon, formerly of Mechanicsville, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in her home. Funeral Mass was held Aug. 10, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Ginny was buried at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Lisbon.

Theresa Fetters

Theresa Marie Fetters, 46, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, ending a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial following at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Theresa’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Ruth Estes

Ruth E. Estes, 94, of Rushford, Minn., formerly of Ely, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford after a short illness. Per Ruth’s request there will be no service or visitation. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Granger, Minn., the daughter of John and Maude Vought Riehl. She married James R. Estes on July 10, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Jim passed away in 2009.

Betty Burmeister

Betty Joyce Burmeister, 81, of Dysart, died Aug. 1, 2013, at Keystone Care Center in Keystone after a short illness.
Betty was born at her home in Irving, on Feb. 11, 1932. Her parents were Lester and Blanche Fullmer. She married Virgil Keith Burmeister on Jan. 27, 1951, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They farmed for 42 years and retired in 1996.

Richard Benner

Richard C. Benner, 77, of North Liberty, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He had worked for the City of Iowa City for many years in the streets department.
His family includes six children, Roxann Hostetler, Mark Benner, Jeff Benner, Ronnie Benner, Laurie Benner and Debbie Benner; 13 grandchildren including Jasmine Benner, who Richard helped raise since her childhood, and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Barbara in 2001.

Final days in Rome

walkin'

Ancient walls flanked us as we rolled out of Rome and then into Acquedotti Park. Here we passed along the remains of Aqua Claudia, an aqueduct commissioned by the Emperor Gaius in 38 A.D. Gaius is also known as Caligula. He is infamous, among many things, for ordering his guards to throw an entire coliseum section of the crowd into the arena during intermission to be eaten by animals because he was bored.

Bread and beer, the wonder of yeast

food for thought

Early mankind gathered grains, pounded the kernels to flour with stones, mixed it with water, sometimes adding other ingredients such as fat and salt, and baked it on a rock in the heat of the sun. The Egyptians were the first to bake leavened bread, and that was probably more or less by accident. We speculate that some Egyptian housewife left her bowl of bread dough sitting too long before baking it, and it collected wild yeast from the air, causing it to form bubbles and swell up a bit.