Ann Lingo (94) of Hiawatha passed away on November 10, 2019 from Alzheimer’s at St. Luke’s inpatient hospice unit. Funeral service will be held 2pm on Thursday November 14, 2019 at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with Rev. Diane Townsley of Asbury Methodist Church presiding. Visitation 1 hour prior to service.
Survivors include her husband of 72 years Charles Lingo Sr.; two sons, Charles “Chip” Lingo Jr. (Judy) and Clive Lingo (Susan) of Loveland, Colorado; five grandchildren, Dane and Lindsay Lingo, Troy (Lisa) Vanourny, Todd (Lorette) Vanourny and Scott (Diane) Nuss, four great grandchildren Jacob, Ryann, Jenny and Kira; nieces include Marilyn (Earl) Alberts and Karen (Ken) LaBoube, and sister-in-law Edna Lingo.
Ann was preceded in death by her mother and father, Ernest and Alice Hathaway; one brother Ernest Hathaway Jr.; and one sister-in-law Helen Hathaway.
Ann was born March 20, 1925 in Greenfield, Massachusetts to Ernest and Alice Waring Hathaway. She graduated from Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1946 with a BA degree and earned her Master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Iowa in 1971. Ann married the love of her life, Charles on June 27, 1947 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
She began her teaching career in Davenport, Iowa and after moving to Cedar Rapids taught German and American literature at Harding, McKinley, and Wilson Schools for 20 years.
Ann will be remembered as a kind-hearted and loving person with a gentle soul. She also had and adventuresome side and was always willing to try anything new. She loved to travel and enjoyed nature and camping trips with the family. She was deeply loved and will be forever missed. Bless you, Ann. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the St. Luke’s hospice unit for their exceptional care
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