Mildred Neola Lopez
Mildred Neola Lopez, 81, of Ollie, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Keokuk County Health Center.
A funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ollie Baptist Church in Ollie, with the Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery near Ollie. Visitation began at 1 p.m.today, at Fremont Funeral Chapel in Fremont, with family present from 5 - 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Ollie Baptist Church or to Hospice of Keokuk County.
Mrs. Lopez was born March 6, 1932, in What Cheer, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth Ulin Andeway. She married Joseph R. Lopez, April 16, 1952, in Davenport.
She graduated from Ollie Consolidated High School in 1950.
Following graduation, she moved to Davenport and worked in retail. She managed the Three Sisters dress shop in Davenport.
She and her husband opened Joelle’s Bridal in Davenport, which they managed for approximately eight years.
She and her husband, moved to the Ollie area.
She raised poultry, managed a Hy-Vee deli for 25 years, was retired for five years, and then worked for Walmart for 12 years, retiring again in 2010.
She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting, puzzles, flowers and plants, but her family was her favorite priority.
She was a member of Ollie Baptist Church and the Baptist Sewing Club.
She also belonged to the I’ll Be Seeing You Club.
Survivors include one son, John Lopez and spouse Marcia of Prole; two brothers, Leonard Andeway of Richland and Richard Andeway of Ollie; four sisters, Donna Clingan of Sigourney, Judy Deitrich of Ollie, Linda Courtney of Libertyville and Vicki Husk of Denver, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Melissa Lopez; and two brothers, Gilbert and Allen Andeway.