Marcella M. Greiner
Marcella M. Greiner, 89, of Washington, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at United Presbyterian Home.
A Mass of the Resurrection is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Washington. Interment will be at Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.
Visitation begins at noon Friday at Jones & Eden Funeral Home in Washington, with family present 5:30-8 p.m. A prayer service is at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials have been established for Brownlee Health Center or St. James Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be sent online at www.jonesfh.com.
Mrs. Greiner was born Oct. 18, 1924, in East Pleasant Plain, the daughter of Frank and Helen Zaharris Kaska. She married Howard J. Greiner May 2, 1944, in East Pleasant Plain. He died in 2005.
She graduated from Pleasant Plain High School in 1942.
After raising her family, she obtained her real estate brokers license and worked for Washington Real Estate until her retirement.
While raising her family she was a clerk at Fareway Food Store and was a waitress at the Captain’s Table in Washington.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Washington.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, working with her flowers, mushrooming, cooking and baking.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and was always delighted by visits from her grandchildren and granddogs.
Survivors include eight children, Jane Doherty and husband Con of San Francisco, Linda Stortenbecker and husband Hank of Auburn, Washington, Nancy Flynn and husband Jerry of Keota, Patricia Norenberg and husband Jay of Pensacola, Florida, Steve Greiner and wife Mary Ann, Ann Tweeton and husband Bill, Joe Greiner and wife Bette of all of Washington, Iowa, and Tom Greiner of Kewanee, Illinois; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven siblings, Marian Pohlit of Denver, Colorado, Ardell Kaska of Fairfield, Walter Kaska of Morrison, Colorado, Ron Kaska of Mt. Pleasant, Earnest Kaska of Brighton, Kay Swain of Sarasota, Florida, and Connie Stabel of Denver, Colorado.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son Jimmy in 1954; one grandson; one sister, Clarabelle Durian; and four brothers, Cletus, Merle, Lawrence and Galen Kaska.