Obituaries for Thursday August 27th

Melinda Ann Moore, 66, of Wapello, died at home Tuesday, August 25, 2020, surrounded by her husband and children.

She was born May 31, 1954, in Burlington to Herbert and Marjorie McCandless. On November 27, 1975, she married James Moore at The United Methodist Church in Kingston, Iowa.

Melinda graduated from Burlington High School in 1972. She worked in the banking industry for 28 years. She volunteered as a chairperson for the Wapello Youth League for 8 years.
Melinda loved traveling, especially to the southwest and she was an avid sports fan. She spent many nights and weekends cheering for family and friends at Wapello High School sporting events. She also enjoyed trying new restaurants, writing poems for special occasions and hitting it big at the casino.

Survivors include two daughters, April Moore (Warren Garrett) of Burlington and Amanda (Jay) Heindel of Columbus Junction; one son, Damon (Kristy) Moore of Wapello; eight grandchildren; Josey, Summer, Alexandra, Jordyn, Rylan, Jackson, Jase and Jett; one great-grandchild; Aiden; two sisters, Marti (Alan) Kirby and Meri (Dan) Lipper, both of Burlington; two brothers Michael (Kerry) McCandless and Monte (Deborah) McCandless, both of Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Frances (Jerry) McGill of Wapello and Sheryl (Stan) Van De Walle of Poplar Grove, IL; a brother-in-law Kenneth (Debora) Moore of Wapello and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.

The Memorial Service for Melinda will be 3:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Ramona Wink officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Wapello Fire and Rescue new building fund.

Betty Carol Mauer, 85, of Cedar Falls (formerly of Burlington, Iowa) passed away August 23, 2020 at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice.
Born Feb. 2, 1935 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Elias Rudolph and Helen Lucille Freed. Betty graduated in 1953 from Burlington High School. She attended Southeast Community College. On Dec. 31, 1955 she married Dick Mauer in Burlington at Messiah Lutheran Church. Betty met Dick while both worked at the Palace Theater. Dick was an usher and Betty was a cashier. They resided in the same house on North Hill for over 59 years where they raised their 5 children. Dick passed away on March 9, 2015.
Betty worked at Palace Theater, Drake Hardware, National Research, Bonewitz (Henkel), King’s Daughters and Contract Services. Betty was a devoted wife for over 59 years. Betty was member of Messiah Lutheran Church.
Betty enjoyed baking (especially making pizzelle cookies with her friend Tracy), going on walks, antiquing with Dick and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include Kristine Mauer (Phoenix, AZ), Rick and Rene’ Mauer (Ft. Myers, FL), Diane and Bryan Maki (Richfield, MN), Gary and Kathy Mauer (Grundy Center) and Susan and Mike Corpman (Cedar Rapids), 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her husband (Dick) in 2015 and her parents.
The memorial funeral service for Betty will be 11am on Saturday August 29, 2020 at Lunning Chapel with Pastor Susanne Smith officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will be at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington. A Celebration of Life will also be held next year for those who could not attend her funeral service.
A memorial has been established for Messiah Lutheran Church.
For the past 6 years Betty has been under the gentle care of Bickford Senior Living of Burlington (1 Year), New Aldaya Lifescapes (5 years) of Cedar Falls and Cedar Falls Hospice. The family is very grateful and thankful to the wonderful staff from all care that our Mother received. It was second to none.

Doris Lane Anderson, 90 of Danville, IA, died at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2020 at Danville Care Center.
Born February 12, 1930 in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Herman and Nellie (Miller) Schnupper. She married Daniel A. Anderson December 16, 1951 in Burlington. He died July 5, 2020.
Doris was a 1948 graduate of Danville High School. She was a switchboard operator at Danville Telephone Co., worked at Danville Variety Store and over 25 years at Danville Care Center.
She was a member of Long Creek United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
She loved being outside, spending time with her family, and square dancing. She took great pride in her home and garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and one sister, Francis Terry.
Survivors include two sons, Danny (Sharon) Anderson of Danville, IA and David (Arlene) Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, IA; five grandchildren, Greg (Michelle) Anderson of West Burlington, Jeff (Sara) Anderson of Davenport, IA, Darren Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Alex Anderson of Mt. Pleasant, IA, and Donny Anderson of Cedar Rapids, IA; five great-grandchildren, Sadie and Taylor Anderson of Davenport, IA, and Camden Anderson, Brennan and Emma Creelman of West Burlington, IA.
The funeral service for Mrs. Anderson will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 27th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. David Mixon will officiate. Masks and social distancing will be required due to Covid-19. Burial will be in Long Creek Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Long Creek United Methodist Church.