Alice "Marie" Jones

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Alice “Marie” Jones age 82, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Sunday June 30, 2019 at MercyOne in Mason City, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton, IA with Father Brian Dellaert celebrating mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at New Hampton, IA. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA with a Rosary at 4:30 PM and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 PM and will continue one hour prior to mass on Monday the day of the service. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences for Marie’s family may be left at Alice “Marie” Showalter was born on July 19, 1936 in Elma, IA to Harold and Bernice (Riley) Showalter. Marie attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma in 1954. After graduation she worked at the Main Diner in New Hampton. Marie was united in marriage to Jim Hurd on September 11, 1956 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. They farmed for a time near New Hampton before moving to town in 1960 where Marie has remained. During her time in New Hampton she was a homemaker and provided in home daycare. Marie later worked for Dorfman’s Auto Supply for 15 years before retiring. On November 17, 1983 Jim passed away at the age of 52. Marie was united in marriage to Neil Jones on February 12, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Church in New Hampton. Marie enjoyed reading, gambling trips, chatting on the phone, coffee with Sandy and visit with family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers and rose bushes. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Catholic Daughters and the Rosary Society. Marie is survived by her daughters Peg (Mark) Mueterthies of Lawler, IA, Jeanne (Joe) Rieks of Iowa Falls, IA and Debbie (Rod) Gossling of Alta Vista, IA.; eight grandchildren Megan (Kelly) Miller, Michael and Matthew Mueterthies, David (Amy) Rieks, Katy (Tyson) Turnbull, Alyssa (Spencer) Cooper, James (Kristyn) Gossling and Riley (Katie) Gossling; five great-grandchildren Danika, Dryver and Dristol Rieks, Lucy Turnbull and Mollie Miller; brother Mike (Anne) Showalter of Milton, Vermont; sister-in-law Carol Showalter of Waterloo, IA and brother-in-law Bill (Joanne) Hurd of New Hampton. Marie is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Bernice Showalter; first husband James Hurd and second husband Neil Jones; son Tom Hurd; brother Jim Showalter; sisters-in-law Norma Amble and Leona Johnson; brothers-in-law Alger Amble and Cal Johnson; and infant sister Karen Ann Showalter.

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  1. Marie has always had a favorite spot in my heart, since the very first day she babysat for my son. We became good friends and I always enjoyed visiting with her! My deepest sympathy, keep her memory alive with all the great stories!

  2. My sincere sympathy to all of Marie’s family. She was a wo nderfull caring lady. We always had something to visit about. Sending love and prayers. Betty

  3. Peg, Deb, and Jeanne and families, my sympathy to all of you. Losing a “Mom” leaves a void that is
    hard to fill but happy memories really help! Sharon

  4. Peg, Jeanne, and Debbie, I’m so sorry for your loss. When we were young and lived across the street from each other, your mom figured prominently in everything we did. Whether we were running in your house or just running back-and-forth across the street to set up a lemonade stand, your mom was always there. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

  5. Peggy, Jeanne and Debbie, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. Treasure your memories and share them with each other, often.

  6. You were my favorite I love u and you are gone now I miss u so much can u see me I will pray for u and can u say u love me love u love seleana

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