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Mary Martha Stoessel, 92, Coralville
Obituaries · September 28, 2017



Mary Martha Stoessel, 92, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Brown Deer Assisted Living in Coralville.

Mass of the Christian Burial was Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in West Branch with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sisters of Humility, 820 W. Central Park Ave. Davenport, Iowa, 52804, or Care Initiatives Hospice, 3720 Queen Court SW, Suite 9, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404.

Mary Martha was born July 29, 1925, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Nellie May Hawks. On Nov. 29, 1947, she was united in marriage to Francis T. Stoessel in Ottumwa. She was a graduate of Ottumwa Heights Jr. College and was active in her church and the Republican Party in Wapello, Cedar and Johnson Counties.

She is survived by four children: Stephanie of St. Paul, Minn., Connie (Jack Spring) of Oro Valley, Ariz., Timothy (Donna) Stoessel Woodbridge, Va., and Gregory of Clive, Iowa; five grandchildren: Aaron, Jennie, Neil, Kimberly and Scott; and one great grandchild, Avery Stoessel.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Francis.

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