Funeral services were April 8th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Knoxville. Burial was at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Lovilia.
Cathy was born October 29, 1941 to Mike and Barbara (Ahn) Gelles. She was welcomed home by two older brothers and was baptized at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lovilia. She was educated in Lovilia schools and graduated with the high school class of 1960.
Her work life included: Look Magazine in Des Moines, Ia; Griffin Nursing Home in Knoxville, Iowa; and the the VA Medical Center until her retirement.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Knoxville, Iowa.
Cathy was a Knoxville Raceway fan and attended races for over 50 years. She rarely missed a Saturday race and always attended the National races there. She was a regular visitor to the Nashville country music festival. Another pastime she enjoyed was going to garage sales, flea markets, and other shopping.
Her son, Todd Michael, and her parents preceded her in death. Surviving are her two brothers: Edward Gelles of Knoxville, Iowa and John Gelles of El Cajon, California.
Marlene Papich Terrell left this message: “So sorry to hear of Catherine’s “Kitty’s”) passing. Her father had the shoe repair shop across the street from our family Sundry Shop/Drug Store in downtown Lovilia. We all went to school together! Lots of memories…..Remembering the family, John and Eddie, in your loss.”
May she rest in peace.
Lois “Maxine” Chance died April 7, 2016
Lois ,age 95, was born October 31, 1920 to Andy and Bertha (Warren) Henderson in Monroe Country. She was the oldest of six children. She married Leo Chance December 13, 1939 in Unionville, Missouri. They were blessed with one daughter, Barbara.
She was a member of the Independent Bible Church of Bussey, Iowa.
Her work years were: the Overall Factory in Knoxville; and Maloney’s Mfg. Company , Albia. After retirement she and Leo spent several winters in Arizona which she enjoyed. When Leo died, she moved to a home in Lovilia and later lived with her daughter.
She was preceded in death by husband Leo, brother Robert, brother Ernest, and sister Evelyn Dunkin.
Maxine is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Don) Etcher of rural Lovilia; four grandchildren: Scott (Julie) Etcher of rural Lovilia; Sandy (Chris) McFarland of Oklahoma; Steve (Thea) Etcher of Missouri; and Shawn (Heather) Etcher of Virginia; sixteen great grandchildren; and thirteen great-great grandchildren; and brother Paul (Jean) Henderson of Ottumwa; and Joe (Joan) Henderson of Newton and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral was April 11, 2016 at Independent Bible Church of Bussey. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lovilia. A memorial has been established to the Independent Bible Church in Bussey, Iowa.
May she rest in peace.