Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Obituaries

April 5, 2013

Ethel Cunningham

Funeral services for Ethel Cunningham, of Osceola, were held on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Bybee and Davis Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Frankford officiating. Burial followed in the Graceland Cemetery. Musical selections of “Old Rugged Cross”, “In the Garden” , “I’ll Be” and “Amazing Grace” were shared. Casket bearers were Gary Cunningham, Danny Cunningham, Jr., Danny Cunningham, Sr., Melvin Cunningham and James Urias.

Ethel Mae Cunningham was born Dec. 8, 1931, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Dwight and Catherine (Richards) Frost.

She was raised and educated in Ottumwa. Ethel was united in marriage to Adolfs Jack Adolfs and to that union three children were born. The couple lived in Evansdale most of their married lives. Ethel later moved to Waterloo where she lived for many years. She moved to Tracy in 1985 and in 1988, she was married to Ernest Leroy Cunningham I. The couple lived in Bussey and eventually moved to rural Knoxville. Ernest died in 2008 and in 2010 Ethel moved to Osceola.

In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and making Barbie furniture. Her family was very important and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ethel passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Clarke County Hospital, in Osceola, at the age of 81 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, James Frost; sister, Kay Murphy and her husband, Ernest Cunningham.

Those left to honor her memory include her children: Anita Neessen (Brad) of Waterloo and their children: Robin (Brett) Thomas and Carrie; Richard Adolfs (Ramona) of Aplington and their children: Barry, Eric (Anna) and Heather; Sheila Cunningham (Danny, Sr.) of Knoxville and their children: Melanie (James) Urias and Jennifer (Robert) Hruska, Danny (Shelly) Cunningham, Jr.; Kelvin Adolfs of Osceola and his daughter, Catherine; Scott Adolfs (Lavonne) of Osceola and their children: Flora, Roy, and Mindy; and Marty Adolfs of Pella and his daughters: Shyan and Julia; step-children: Ernest Cunningham II (Rebecca) of Humeston and their children: Ernest Leroy III (Kristi), Gidget (Duane) Showers, Christopher (Bobby) Susan (Gregory) Gilbert, Nathan Cunningham; Larry Cunningham (Joni) of Brownsburg, Texas and their children: Larry Jr. and Stacey (Traci); Danny Cunningham, Sr. (Sheila) of Knoxville and their children: Melanie (James) Urias, Jennifer (Robert) Hruska, Danny Jr. (Shelly); Becky Dowell of Knoxville and her children: Phillip (Paula), James (Selena), Michelle Kelsey; Melvin Cunningham (Rachel) of Norwalk and their children: Diana (Dan) Kent, Traci, Michael, Katie; Marvin Cunningham of Albia and his children: Marvin Jr. and Carrie; Gary Cunningham (Stacey) of Norwalk and their children: Gary Jr. (Amy), Anthony, Joshua, Matthew; great-grandchildren: Sylvia, Justin, Heather, Ava, Justin, Dylan, Allyson, Aaron, Ashley, Ethan, Owen, Evan, Issac, Katie, Aron, Cassie, Destiny; many step grand and step great-grandchildren and other family members and friends.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to HCI Care Services. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Noftsger obit pic Mary Noftsger Mary Dorathea Willson Noftsger was born on Oct. 14, 1914, in Blue Hill, Neb., the daughter of Dora and George Willson. She attended kindergarten through high school in Blue Hill, where she enjoyed sports and being in the high school pep club. Mary wa

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gray obit photo Lavonne Gray Lavonne Harriet Gray, age 87 of Knoxville, passed away Thursday morning, April 10, 2014, at the Mercy West Lake Hospital in West Des Moines. Lavonne was born in Frost Village, Minn., on March 4, 1927, the daughter of Theodore Knute and Hannah (Lund)

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Geery obit pic Wilma Geery Wilma Lucinda Geery was born Dec. 27, 1937, in Tracy, the daughter of John and Anna (Thompson) Angelo. On Dec. 27, 1953, Wilma was united in marriage to Keith Geery, Sr. Keith was in the service and the couple lived in several locations, including Ca

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dewey obit pic Dewey A. Fastenau Dewey A. Fastenau, age 77 of Knoxville, passed away Wednesday morning, April 9, 2014, at the Hospice Comfort House of Pella. Dewey was born in Villisca, Iowa, on June 13, 1936, the son of Henry and Elvira (Sunderman) Fastenau. Dewey attended the Vill

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Linda Cowman Linda S. Cowman, age 73 of Knoxville, passed away Monday evening, April 14, 2014, at the Knoxville Hospital of Knoxville. Linda’s wishes were to be cremated and a Celebration of Life memorial gathering, with Linda’s family present, will be held from

    April 16, 2014

  • Starr obit pic Donald Starr Donald Wesley Starr was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Carl and Etta (Hansel) Starr. As a young man, Don worked on the family farm and for Strawberry Point Creamery. On Aug. 14, 1942, Don enlisted in the United States Army and fait

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lova obit pic Lova Devee Storm Lova Devee Storm was born in Wayne County on Feb. 19, 1923. She was the daughter of Lester and Floy (Guthrie) Thatcher. Lova departed this life on April 5, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center in Knoxville, at the age of 91 years. Lova grew

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bly obit pic Charles M. Bly Charles M. Bly, 70, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist. Charles was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Pleasantville, to Clarence and Mercedese Bly. He was a building engineer for Central Life Insurance. Charles always

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Lova Storm

    April 8, 2014

  • Jackson obit pic Duane Jackson Duane Glen Jackson was born Dec. 19, 1940, in Newell, Iowa, the son of Ralph Andrew Jackson and Carmaleta (Rogers) Jackson. Growing up, Duane's family lived in various towns around Iowa, including Fonda, Derby and Des Moines. As a young adult he work

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

Features
AP Video
Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Raw: Urinator Causes Portland to Flush Reservoir Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Obama, Biden Announce $600M for Job Grants Miley Cyrus Still in Hospital, Cancels 2nd Show New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Boston Officials: No Bags at Marathon Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast Freeze Leaves Florida Panhandle With Dead Trees At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict? Suspicious Bags Found Near Marathon Finish Line Boston Marks the 1st Anniversary of Bombing
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Which service of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce do you believe is most beneficial for its membership?

Events
Legislative lobbying
Promotional material publication
Educational programs for the community
Other
     View Results