Mona M Ackley

mona ackley
Mona M. Ackley, age 94, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at MercyOne New Hampton, IA. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 2:00 PM Scripture Service. Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Mona Mae was born April 5, 1925 in Rockford, IA. Her parents were Harold and Georgia (Kivell) Evans. She married Arthur Ackley on March 4, 1940 in Charles City, IA at the Methodist Church. Arthur died on March 13, 2001. The couple lived in Rockford, Marble Rock and Van Couver, WA during their 61 years of marriage. Mona and Arthur moved to New Hampton to their present house in 1962. Mona worked in the kitchen at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton for over 20 years. She and Art enjoyed collecting antique dishes items for many years and had a collection of over 300 black salt and pepper shakers. She had three children, Karen (Jordan) Pratt of New Hampton, Harold (Pat) Ackley of Fredericksburg, and Pennie (Eldon) Rethamel of Fredericksburg; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; daughter, Pennie Rethamel in 2013; son-in-law, Eldon Rethamel in 2015; son, Harold Ackley on May 20, 2018; sister, Noreen Sellers; and brother, Wilbur in infancy.

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  1. We’ve always had the fondest of memories visiting, Grandpa and Grandma, as kids. Lots of fun playing Aggravation (always got beat) and Grandma serving her “homemade” snacks which were always freshness wrapped like the big bakery😁 I’ll always remember sleeping over and watching All in the Family with them playing with lincoln logs and coloring books. They are the type of grandparents we hope to be to our grandkids one day. Grandma was a sweet gem…we’ll miss her dearly but are comforted knowing she’s Home with Grandpa, mom (Pennie) and Harold again!

  2. Karen, Pat and families: Sorry to read of Mona’s passing. She will be missed by all of you as a mom and grandma and mother-in-law. I will not be able to attend the services for Mona but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sympathy.

  3. To all of Monas family, we are sorry to hear of her passing. We so enjoyed being her neighbor. We shared a lot of laughs with her and Art.

  4. My sincere sympathies to the family and friends. My youngest son’s muddle name is Harrison, after his Great Grandpa Ackley. Linda Lenz (Jerry Meek)

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