- May 31, 2012
- Davenport, Iowa
of Lucy's Passing
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“She was the best teacher so loving and caring. Had lunch with her several years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
1 of 16 | Posted by: donna kramer wenke - student
“Dear Marsha and Linda: So sorry to learn of your mother's death. She was a great inspiration to many many people in her life. It was great seeing...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon Tincher Scnoll-Nabulsi - IA
My brother, Ed just sent me the news of your mother's passing. We are sad for your loss. Your mom was such a special lady and we...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Lowenberg Buehrer - IA
“Your mother touched all of us in a positive way. The Guenther family at the Sweet Bar is one of my fondest high school memories. My sympathy to you...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: JEANETTE RAPIER - SAN ANTONIO, TX
“Yvonne and I want to extend our sympathy to you and Marsha. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
5 of 16 | Posted by: Robert & Yvonne Mertens - Hudson, IA
“To Linda and Marsha - we had many good times when your Mother and mine shared their lives. Lucy was great fun...she will be remembered. The Sweet Bar...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Ann Hawbaker Floyd - CA
“We will all miss Lucy, including my mother Edwarda. I have many fond memories of my time at Lucy's house, including tomato soup after school.
7 of 16 | Posted by: Patty Keller Jasmer - Lakeville, MN
“Dear Linda and Marsha:
Jean Ann, Dewey, and I have been wondering about Lucy and you both. I always enjoyed her spirit and her great laugh. ...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Hawbaker Jackson
“Dear Marsha and Family
So sorry for your loss of a precious mother but may the Holy Spirit comfort you with the assurance and hope of being re...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Sivertsen
“Mrs. Guenther was my 2nd grade teacher at St. Mary's and I remember her as being so kind. In all the years since, she always remembered me when we'd...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Marianna Haas - Muscatine, IA
“Dear Marsha, I am so very sorry to hear that your mother's life journey has come to a close. She was so fortunate to have a daughter who cared as...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Ruth Laabs-Wilcox - Davenport, IA
“Mrs. Guenther was a friend and positive influence to lots of kids in the 50s. My condolences to the family.
12 of 16 | Posted by: Juan Benjamin - MADISON, AL
“My condolences to you on your loss. Lucy was a great Lady. She taught me in grade school and remembered me from church all these years. I have missed...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Sanford Pollmeier - IA
“I remember Lucy (Mrs. Guenther as she was known to me) when I was a child. I grew up in the neighborhood in the 10 hundred block of Avenues C & D in...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Karan (Kreighbaum) Faul - IA
“I am so sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother: I met her when she was a patinet on my nursing unit,and all I can say is "what a delightful...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Dianna Paustian - Davenport, IA
“I am very sad to read of Mrs. Guenther's passing. She was my 2nd grade teacher at St. Mary's. I'll always remember her as a kind and loving person....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Bohnenkamp Hawes
Lucy G. Guenther, 95, of Davenport and formerly of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
She was born on January 13, 1917 in Chillocothe, MO to John and Bessie England Wenke. Lucy married Robert "Ted" Guenther on October 14, 1937 in Ft. Madison and he passed away on January 1, 1992. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and was educated at Iowa Wesleyan and University of Iowa. She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years in the catholic school systems and was asked to start the first preschool sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of St. Mary's Parish and the Altar & Rosary Society where she served as past president. Lucy was the director of the Catholic Youth Organization for 12 years, a member of CLA, Right to Life and Birthright. Ted and Lucy owned and operated the Sweet Bar in Ft. Madison. She prepared food for many functions at St. Mary's Hall and was also the wedding coordinator there.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Lapp of Charlottesville, VA and Marsha (Joseph) Menke of Davenport, IA; four grandchildren, Molly (Mark) DeVries of Shorewood, IL, Carrie (Chris) Hamady of Sylvania, OH, Jennifer (Ken) Rosenfeld of Alexandria, VA and David (Kari) Lapp of Charlotte, NC; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, John Wenke Jr. of Topeka, KS and Ronald (Paulette) Wenke of Cheyenne, WY; one sister, Norma Jean Yaley of Ft. Madison; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and seven sisters.
Friends may call after 2 PM on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 PM. A rosary will be recited at 4:30 PM and a wake service will be held at 6:30 PM all at the funeral home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Ss. Mary & Joseph Church with Rev. Tony Herold officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Holy Trinity Schools or Genesis Diabetes Care Center in Bettendorf. Online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com