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Obituaries

Sandra Jean Wright

passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa.
She was born in Mystic, Iowa, on Oct. 2, 1940, to Dallas F. and Geraldine Avanelle “Avie” (Kirk) Walker.
Sandra attended Moravia High School and graduated in 1958. Sandra was united on marriage on June 7, 1958, to John David Lewis who preceded her in death in December, 1960. To this union, one child was born, David Michael “Mike” Lewis of Seymour.

Robert Worden

Robert Worden, 62, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held April 27 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Bob’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Marguerite Wagner

Marguerite A. Wagner, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral Mass was held May 4 at All Saints Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with Father John R. Flaherty presiding. Burial was in Czech National Cemetery.

Edward Swenka

Edward R. Swenka, 94, Cedar Rapids, formerly of Oxford, died Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at the Solon Nursing Care Center. Funeral Mass was held May 1 at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by Father Christopher Podhajsky. Burial was in Saint John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Dolores Mary McGillin

Dolores Mary McGillin, 87, of North Liberty and a longtime Cosgrove resident, died peacefully Friday, May 3, 2013 at Lantern Park Care Center.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, May 6, at St. Peter’s Church in Cosgrove with Father Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Dolores was born May 9, 1925, on the family farm in Johnson County, the daughter of John and Blanche Miller Rourke. She was a graduate of Oxford High School. On Sept. 11, 1945, Dolores married Thomas McGillin at St. Mary’s Church in Oxford.

Robert Keating

Robert P. “Bob” Keating, 85, former chief of the Iowa City Fire Department, died peacefully at his home Friday, April 26, 2013, surrounded by his family under the compassionate care of Iowa City Hospice.
Funeral services were held April 30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established to support a number of causes important to Bob and his family. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.

Darrell Wallace

Darrell Wallace, 74, of North Liberty and formerly of Oxford, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.
Funeral Mass was celebrated April 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford with the Rev. Edmond Dunn officiating. Burial was at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Cosgrove. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Darrell’s name.

Cletus Redlinger

Cletus R. Redlinger, 78, of Solon and longtime Iowa City resident, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Mass of Christian Burial was held April 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon with Reverend James Vrba officiating.
A rosary, followed by visitation was April 24 at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Solon Fire Department, Friends of Solon Public Library, or St. Mary’s Church.

Louise McKinnie

Louise McKinnie, 83, Gladstone, Mo., died April 26, 2013. She was born in Bodeau, Ark., to Gussie and Grace Jinks on Dec. 1, 1929. She lived in Gladstone, Mo., for 55 years and was a member of Englewood Baptist Church. Louise was preceded in death by her son, Rick McKinnie. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dean; children Larry of Holt, Mo., and Gary (Lori) McKinnie of Solon; many loving grandchildren including Alison McKinnie; great-grandchildren as well as sisters, Doris Rushing and Lawanda Langley of Conway, Ark.

Marguerite Knoedel

Marguerite “Peg” Gatens Knoedel, 91, of Legacy Pointe, Iowa City, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Hospice.
Funeral Mass was offered April 29 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, officiated by Father John Spiegel. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Marguerite was born April 10, 1922, in Cedar County to James and Anna (Tucker) Gatens. She attended school in Springdale and later at St. Patrick’s in Iowa City, where she graduated in 1939. She married Joe Knoedel on Sept. 16, 1947, at St. Patrick’s Church in Iowa City.

Audrey Barta

Audrey Jean B arta, 85, of Solon, died at Hallmark Care Center, Mount Vernon, Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Visitation was April 25 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Burial was in Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert A. Barta of Solon; son, Jeff (Doreen) Barta of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Nancy (Mark) Menefee of Branson West, Mo.; grandchildren, John Metz, Bradley Metz and Jami (Josh) Wingert; great-grandchildren, Andrew Wingert, Taylor Metz and Sydney Metz; and many nieces and nephews.

Larry Hefflefinger

Larry Dale Hefflefinger, 64, Solon, passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday, April 16, 2013. A funeral for immediate family was held April 20, with burial at Anderson Cemetery in Swisher.
Larry was born Dec. 6, 1948, in Cedar Rapids. He married his wife, Rita, in 1969 and they had two children, Alex (Tracy) Hefflefinger and Sara (Matt) Hoskins. He retired from B.G. Brecke Inc. after 32 years of employment.