ANKENY, Iowa - Marie Mary Estle, 93, Ankeny, Iowa died Thursday, March 28, 2002, following a short illness.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction. Pallbearers will be Russell Hotz, Cecil Hotz, Roger Hotz, Ron Schomberg, Bernard Prybil and Dean Rebal. Honorary pallbearers will be Marvin Hotz, Eldon Hotz, Dale Rebal, Bob Horak and Jerry Hotz. Burial will be at the Conesville Cemetery. Following burial there will be a luncheon at the Conesville United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in her name.
She was born April 22, 1908, in Iowa City, the daughter of Edward and Anna Knotek Hotz. On Feb. 12, 1934, she was married to Freeman Estle in Iowa
The couple farmed in Conesville until his death in 1988. She had resided at the Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny the past seven
She was well known for her cheerful work ethic. Her love for her children and grandchildren was evident in the many quilts and afghans she made and the family gatherings she enjoyed. She loved to garden and raise flowers. She was a member of the Conesville Grace United Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son; Donald Estle and his wife, Joann, of Washington, Iowa, one daughter; Mary Ann Ash and her husband, Louis, of Ankeny, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one brother; Leo Hotz of Iowa City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers; Lewis, James, Harry, Ernest and Richard and four sisters; Lillian, Blanche, Alice and Dorothy.