Victoria "Tory" McCarville

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Victoria R. McCarville, age 77 of Elma, IA died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her home with her family by her side . Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 25, 2017at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma, IA with Father Mark Murphy officiating mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Elma, IA . Visitation will be from 4:00-700 PM on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with a Rosary at 4:30 PM and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Victoria’s family at Memorials may be directed to the family. Victoria Rose McCarville was born in Elma, IA on April 27, 1940 to Leo and Victoria (Mishak) Heineman. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma in 1958. She was united in marriage to Phillip McCarville on August 21, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma. They became the parents of Carol and John and grandparents of Jeremy, Jacob and Marva. She attained her B.A. degree at NIACC in Mason City, IA and Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She received her M.S. at UNI in Cedar Falls, IA in Guidance and Counseling and Elementary Principalship. She received her secondary Principalship at ISU in Ames, IA. She was a Guidance Counselor at Mason City High School for 30 years. She suffered a stroke on her birthday, April 27, 2004. Victoria then retired so she could do the activities she loved; dancing, reading, growing plants and especially playing with her miniature dachshunds, Buddy and Missy. Each summer her apple tree would bear fruit and she would bake about 65 pies for her friends and neighbors. Victoria did not want anyone to feel bad if she were ill because she had such a happy life. She loved her family, friends, neighbors, students and staff at Mason City High School. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma and the Alta Vista Library Club. Victoria is survived by her husband Phillip of Elma; daughter Carol Zobeck of Protivin, IA; son John McCarville of New Hampton, IA; three grandchildren Jeremy, Jacob and Marva (Jeremy Zeien); and there are numerous dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Victoria Heineman; siblings Raphael, Msgr. Donald, Alfred, John, Rev. Joseph and Marie Baldus.

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  1. So saddened to hear of your loss; please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. As we grieve we must also rejoice as she is embraced by her Heavenly Father. May she rest in peace
    In Faith,
    Di and Reecee Kovarik and special friend Roger Craft

  2. betty Zobeck and Diane Zobeck Kueker send prayers to your family in this time of loss, we know you will find peace in the knowledge that she is safe in gods hands. until you meet again.

  3. May the memories of your loved one fill your minds as you cope with her loss. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  4. My Heart goes out for the McCarville, family.
    Tory was a very kind person, will miss her calling me and asking if I would like a apple pie. She will make the Lord happy, and all our love ones in heaven.

  5. To the Family of Victoria– I worked in the counseling department of the Mason City Schools during many of the same years as Victoria. I was at John Adams Middle School. She was immensely helpful and supportive, particularly with students making the transition from middle school to high school. I enjoyed working with her. We also shared a passion for pets. You have my sympathy.

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