Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


January 3, 2013

Mary Hunt

Pleasantville —  

Services for Mary Hunt, 96, were Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Melcher-Dallas with family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to her church, Hospice of Central Iowa of Knoxville, or Park Lane Assisted Living in Knoxville. Online condolences for the family may be left at
Mary passed away Dec. 29 at the Knoxville Hospital at the age of 96. Mary A. McCoy was born Nov. 14, 1916, near Pleasantville, to William and Julia (Wright) McCoy. She was raised in the Pleasantville area and attended school there. Mary was married to William Jennings Hunt on June 21, 1935, and they were blessed with three children: Theodore, Thelma, and Billie.
Growing up Mary worked for neighbors by ironing, cleaning, and cooking. She worked at the overall factory and worked at Harrison's Dime Store for 17 years. She loved being a housewife, homemaker and taking care of her family. She was well known for her bread, pies, and especially her home made rolls. Mary was active in the New
Hope United Methodist Church. She belonged to the UMW and contributed wherever she could. Mary loved to travel and to see family. She was always ready to go when Thelma called; whether it was to go across town or across the country. Mary could do anything and was very determined if she needed something done. Billie had to take her chainsaw and ladder away when she wouldn't stop trimming trees or climbing to put plastic on the windows of her home.
Preceding Mary in death were her husband, William Jennings Hunt; parents, William and Julia; and her siblings: Harlan McCoy, Veda Davis, Faye Fisher, Luella Dahleen, Lindsey McCoy, Franklin McCoy; and two infant brothers. 
She is survived by her children: Theodore (Darlene) Hunt of Jefferson City, Mo., Thelma (Bill) Roberts of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Billie (Sheryl) Hunt of Knoxville; along with five grandchildren: Elizabeth, John, Jayme, Kenny, and Brenda; nine great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; brother, Billie McCoy of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Text Only
  • Breuklander obit pic Delores Breuklander Delores Arlene Breuklander was born Sept. 24, 1939, in Knoxville. She was the daughter of Walter and Virginia I. (Davis) Sharp. In her early years she worked at Park Lane Café, which her parents owned. Delores later worked for the Shamrock Café where

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cowman obit pic Linda Sue Cowman Linda S. Cowman, age 73 of Knoxville. passed away Monday evening, April 14, 2014, at the Knoxville Hospital. Linda was born in Hannibal, Mo., on Sept. 30, 1940, the daughter of William S. "Bud" and Dorothy L. (Graham) Moore. Linda's family moved to D

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notice-Norma Kauzlarich

    Norma Kauzlarich, 81, of Knoxville, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home in Knoxville. 

    April 18, 2014

  • 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