Alice Marie (Williams) Loney, 82, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 p.m., at MercyOne Hospital in Dyersville.
Visitation was 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road, and again from noon until 1 p.m. when funeral services were held. Burial was in Dubuque Memorial Gardens. The service was live-streamed on the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Facebook page.
Alice was born May 7, 1938, in Keokuk County, to Cecil and Loretta (Cordle) Williams. She attended school through the 10th grade at Lost Nation School District.
Alice was united in marriage March 19, 1955, to Gerald E. Loney in Maquoketa.
Alice worked briefly at Stampfers Department store, Creslanes Bowling and Ertl Toy Co. But what she really enjoyed was her 30 plus years driving school bus for the Western Dubuque School District, especially having her grandchildren run up the driveway to “catch a ride” on Grandma’s bus at the end of the day.
Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Gerry Loney of Dyersville; children: Doug (Karen) Loney of Epworth, Karen (David) Klinkhammer of Dubuque, Kevin (Joanne) Loney of Bolingbrook, Ill, Julie (Jeff Haynes) Kennedy of Farley and Dennis Loney of Epworth; grandchildren: Becky (Joe) Bauman, Jennie (Matt Goedken) Loney, Tricia (Shaun) Capalla, Jeff (Stacy) Loney, Mike (Racheal) Fritz, Amanda (Justin Austin) Fritz, Alexa (Ryan) Bolwin, Jessica Loney, Aiden Loney, Jon (Chenchen) Rucker, Jared (Allie Dunkel) Rucker, Jacob (Destiny) Rucker, Jillian (Austin Dickel) Kennedy, Justin Kennedy, CJ Sautter, Megan Sautter, Lyle Johnson, Mike Johnson, Erin Dunkel and Kristin Dunkel; 16 great-grandchildren, with two on the way; sisters, Rosella Goodwin of Cedar Rapids and Annafaye Nelson of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mary Ellen Williams of Dubuque, David ‘Butch’ and Judy Loney of Nevada, Carole ‘Toots’ and Sonny Adams of Dubuque, Allan ‘Cork’ Loney of Delhi, Jim and Carol Loney of Dubuque, Donald ‘Gus’ and Nancy Loney of Hazel Green, Wis. and Marilee ‘Bitz’ Loney of Dubuque; and many nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Williams and Loretta Williams Moore and step father, Ralph Moore; brothers, William ‘Ed’ and (Sylvia) and Francis Williams; sisters, Lucille Williams and Vivian ‘Jenny’ Whitehead; brothers-in-law, Lesley ‘Gene’ Garrison, George Goodwin and Bob Nelson; mother and father-in-law, Gladys and Kenneth Loney; sisters-in-law, Barbara Soley and Pat Loney.
Alice’s family would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff at MercyOne Hospital in Dyersville for the kind and heartfelt care given to Alice and the rest of her family during this time.