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Kathryne "Maxine" Houseal

November 27, 1925 — February 3, 2019

Wellman- Kathryne "Maxine" Houseal was born November 27, 1925 in Washington, Iowa. The daughter of Glenn and Gayle (Ginther) Cupp. She grew up in the Keota area and attended AIB Business College. On May 11, 1945 Maxine was united in marriage to Robert J. Houseal in Keota. Maxine enjoyed quilting, baking, was an avid reader and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Society, Wellman Library Board, Kountry Quilters, American Legion Auxiliary, American Miniature Horse Association and Farm Bureau Member. Maxine passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Parkview Manor in Wellman at the age of 93.

Maxine is survived by 9 children: Jane (Tom) Therme of Iowa City; John Houseal of Diamond, MO; Kathy (Bob) Bassett of Iowa City; Linda (Frosty) Edkin of Muscatine, Phil (Dawn) Houseal of Fredericksburg, TX; Mike (Beth) Of Wellman; Mark Houseal of Phoenix, AZ; Greg Houseal of Cedar Falls and Amy (Jeff) Horesowsky of Wellman; 28 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren and two sisters: Betty Jacobs of Marshalltown and Connie Mangold of Wapello. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert and two sisters, Rose Marie Adam and Shirley Peiffer.

Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wellman. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00 pm Friday at Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. A memorial fund has been established for Wellman-Scofield Public Library or donors choice.
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Friday, February 8, 2019

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