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Judith M Pepper


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 6/4/2009 at 09:44:42

Judith McManus Pepper, age 69, of rural Ames, died May 14, 2009, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A Funeral Mass is Monday, May 18, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, northwest of Gilbert with Rev. Dennis Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Judy was born in Boone on December 10, 1939, the daughter of Joseph and Edna (Carlson) McManus. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1958 and completed nurse's training at Mercy Hospital in 1961. Judy married William Pepper in Des Moines on September 8, 1962. She worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Boone County Hospital in Boone and hospitals in Story City and Ames. She later was a registered nurse at area nursing homes.
She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. Judy loved her family. She enjoyed baking for shut-ins, reading, politics, Irish tradition, and Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter Theresa Ann, her son, John in March of 2009, and a brother Frank. Judy is survived by her husband, William of rural Ames, a son, Dan Pepper and his wife Janelle of Woodbury, Minnesota, two daughters, Mary O'Brien and husband Joseph and Kathleen Pepper, all of Cranston, Rhode Island; a daughter-in-law Tracey Pepper of Kelley; two grandchildren, John and Sarah Pepper both of Kelley; a brother, Joe McManus and wife Paula of Des Moines; two sisters, Betty Sullivan and husband Pat of Des Moines and Dee Van Thorre and husband Jim of Riverside, Illinois.
The casket will be closed. Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. where the family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a Vigil service will be at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues Monday at the funeral chapel from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Memorials may be given to the family to establish a memorial at a later date.
Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com. Boone News Republican


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