Edna Mae (Kemp) Stookesberry passed away July 20, 2019 at the Meth-Wick Community. Funeral service will be held on July 25, 2019 10:30am at Marion Christian Church. Visitation Wednesday evening at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home from 5-7pm.
Edna was born February 28, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Warren J. Kemp and Esther (Booze) Kemp. She grew up on a farm and graduated from Springville High School and Cedar Rapids Business College.
Edna was a lifetime member of the Marion Christian Church where she served as treasurer, deaconess, on most committees, taught Sunday school, chaired the original Marion Christian Church Historical Committee, and sang in the church choir for over fifty years.
She enjoyed working at Iowa Electric, Linn-Mar School and then the Marion Water Department for 19 years prior to retirement. Edna was a stay-at-home mom until both children were in school, worked part time at school so she could be home during the summer and began full time work when they entered college.
After retirement she did volunteer work in various areas which she thoroughly enjoyed. Edna loved working with people, helping anyone in need, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband Chuck; a daughter Deb (Paul) Heathcote of Providence, Utah; A son Dave (Denise) Stookesberry of Glen Haven, Colorado; grandchildren Erik (Marissa) Heathcote of Minneapolis; Melissa, and Elisha Heathcote of Providence, Utah; Katie (Andy Ralston) Stookesberry of Basalt, Colorado; a step grandson John (Michelle) Kilper, and step great grandson’s Cole and Reed Kilper of St. Louis; a brother William “Bill” (Sharon) Kemp of Marion; two nieces, Karen Kemp of Atkins and Kellee Evans of Cedar Rapids; a nephew, Larry (Carol) White of Bloomfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Edna’s memory to Marion Christian Church at 1050 McGowan Blvd. , Marion, IA 52302; The Meth-Wick Community at 1224 13th St. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405; Mercy Hospice at 315 18th Avenue, Hiawatha, IA 52233 or a charity of the donor’s choice.