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Obituaries

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.

Loyd Poppe

Loyd E. Poppe, 86, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was born on July 2, 1927, the son of Walter G. and Lavonna (Lage) Poppe. Loyd was proud of his education at Sheridan No. 9 in rural Mt. Joy, where he was the only one in his grade for the last three years.

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.