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2020 Memorials

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  • Preceded in death by parents, Pauline and John Molloy; brother, John Molloy, Jr. Survived by husband, Lawrence R. Rushenberg; son, Robert L. Rushenberg (Sarwish); granddaughter, Saira; brothers, Michael Molloy (Karen) and Daniel Molloy (Patty); nieces and nephews.

    VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Tuesday, November 3rd, from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, November 4th, at 10:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Lydia House.

    Karen Ann (Stoever) Hansen, age 63, of Buckeye, Arizona passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on August 27, 2020. This was following a long and valiant battle with BRCA 2 metastatic ovarian cancer and its treatment. Karen was born July 19, 1957 in LeMars, Iowa to Leonard and Gladys Stoever. She attended the Schaller Iowa School District until 1974 and graduated from Spencer Community High School in 1975. After graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979, Karen began a long, successful elementary teaching career and soon married her best friend, Kevin Lee Hansen, on July 25, 1981 in Glenwood, Iowa. Karen loved life and the people that surrounded her at home and at work. She especially enjoyed the simple day to day activities of being a mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor and a wife as well as the family caretaker, i.e. "handyman", gardener, and driver. She felt blessed to have been a teacher to hundreds of young children in Malvern, Pacific Junction and Glenwood for 34 years, which was a great privilege and a huge source of pride. In 2016, fittingly, Karen was an honoree for the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation - Spirit of Courage, for her inspiring battle with cancer. In 2019, after 38 years of marriage living in southwest Iowa (Glenwood and Council Bluffs), Kevin and Karen relocated to their retirement home in Arizona to be closer to their daughters. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Gladys Stoever of Spencer and in-laws, Kenneth and Phyllis Hansen of Van Meter, as well as her nephew, Jared Selly. Karen is survived by her husband, Kevin; her two daughters, Krista Hansen of Phoenix, AZ and Kehly (Seth) Cain of Goodyear, AZ; along with Karen's siblings, Tim (Kim) Stoever of Spencer, IA, Dave (Marcia) Stoever of Milford, IA and Linda (Jeff) Selly of Faribault, MN and their children and families. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 health issues, Kevin, Krista, Kehly and Seth are tentatively planning a tribute in Iowa with date and location to be determined. Hope Hospice Program - Science Care whole body donation, cremation and private family service will take place in Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jennie Edmundson Foundation - "Spirit of Courage", Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503, or will be directed by the family.

    Helen D. Smith, age 89, passed away August 10, 2020.

    Helen was born September 30, 1930 to the late Asa and Lottie (Dingman) McIntosh.

    She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Robert and Glenn McIntosh; Sisters, Jane Hiles, and Patricia Rapier.

    Helen is survived by her daughter, Teri Wilson- Spencer (Greg); sons, Larry “Max” Smith (DeAnne), Charles Smith (Julie), brother, William McIntosh, sister, Judy Stuart (Earl); 7 grandchildren; great grandchildren, and a host of other friends and family.

    Funeral Service will be Friday, August 14, 2020, 1:00 PM, at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home,
    with a visitation during the hour prior to the service. Interment is in the Hazel Dell Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Children’s Square or Jennie Edmundson Foundation.

    Linda Sue Over, age 74, of Council Bluffs, passed away August 8, 2020, at Northcrest Care Center. Linda was born September 23, 1945, in Shenandoah, Iowa to the late Darrell and Hallie Faye (Fleming) Herold. She graduated from Essex, Iowa High School in 1963. Linda married Oliver Over on December 5, 1970, in Council Bluffs. After raising her children, Linda earned her nursing degree from Jennie Edmundson Hospital School of Nursing in 1986. Linda was the resident assessment coordinator at Risen Son and also worked for the VNA. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and Preceptor Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Over in 2009. Linda is survived by her daughter, Kerry (Chris) Baucom of Rockwall, Texas; son, Todd Over of Council Bluffs; granddaughters, Claire and Marin Baucom; brothers, Sam Herold of Council Bluffs, Donald (Beverly) Herold of Lake Ozark, MO; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Oscar and Deann Over of Council Bluffs; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Ann (Robert) Olson of Reno, Nev., Esther (Glenn) Pearson of Omaha; nieces, nephews and many friends. A Celebration of Linda's Life will be held at a later date. She will be laid to rest in Forest lawn Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials are suggested to the Jennie Edmundson Hospital School of Nursing Scholarship Fund.

    Sara J. Shoemaker, age 52, passed away on August 1, 2020. She was born in Lake City, Iowa, on September 18, 1967, to Dale and Joan (Carlson) Stumpf. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan; brother-in-law, Shawn Kelley; and infant brother, Steven Stumpf. Sara is survived by her husband of 25 years, Mark Shoemaker; sons, Eric Shoemaker and Matthew Shoemaker; father, Dale Stumpf; siblings, Paul Stumpf (Rita), Nancy Fulton (Russell), Jane Gundvaldson (Wayne), Alan Stumpf (Judy Brady), Pamela Pezanosky (Tom), Patrice Toledo (Paul), and Karin Kelley; nieces; nephews; cousins; and a host of other family and friends. Visitation is at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home on Monday, August 3, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral service is at the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment is in the Garner Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Jennie Edmundson Hospital Foundation.

    David Herbert Kuper, age 79, passed away July 15, 2020.

    He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 30, 1940 to the late Herbert and Marie (Bay) Kuper. He was raised in Columbus, Nebraska and graduated from Columbus High School. He then went on to Hastings College and the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he received his medical degree. He was a urologist practicing in Council Bluffs from 1973 to 2006. He was president of Mercy Hospital and Jennie Edmundson Hospital medical staff, secretary-treasurer of Nebraska Urological Society, charter board member of Alegent Health System, a member of American Urological Association, JAMA Medical Society, North Central Urological Society, Nebraska Urological Association, former president of Bluffs Urological Associates, P.C., partner of Adult and Pediatric Urology, P.C., consultant of Cogley Physicians Clinic, and had staff privileges at 11 hospitals. He served two years as a physician in the United States Navy. In 1969, David earned the Vietnam Service Medal as the ship’s doctor on the USS Canberra. In 1970, he earned the rank of Lt. Commander as the emergency room doctor at San Diego Naval Hospital. He was very involved in his community as well. At one time, he was president of Friends of Council Bluffs Public Library, Council Bluffs Rotary Club, and vice president of the Iowa West Foundation. He assisted in fundraising for the YMCA and Iowa Western Community College. He was on many boards including First National Bank of Council Bluffs, Mercantile Bank of Council Bluffs, Jazz Arts Midwest, and the Iowa West Foundation for 12 years. He also volunteered for Renaissance Faire of the Midlands. He was a lifelong Husker fan, supporting many of the sports programs. David enjoyed jazz music, time at the lake with family and friends, taking walks, discovering new restaurants, and dancing.

    In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Jane M. Kuper; and son, Ryan D. Kuper.

    He is survived by his wife Lea (Schriefer) Kuper; daughter, Leigh Anne Koehler and her husband, Dave; stepdaughters, Sierra Goetz and her husband, Mark, Serena Bridges and her husband Jerome Thomas; stepson, Chris Cue; daughter-in-law, Michelle Kuper; grandchildren, Meredith, Kennedy, Isaac, Lincoln, Regan, Alaethia, Zoe, Trinity, and Charity; sisters, Karlyn Carson and her husband, Richard, Marcia Yochum and her husband, David; and a host of other family and friends.

    In memory of David as a doctor, we ask everyone to please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. In honor of his patriotism, the family will be wearing red, white, and blue for the service and would like everyone to do the same if you are able.

    Visitation is Monday, July 20, 2020, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral service is Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment is in the Omaha National Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.
    The service will be streamed live on the Hoy-Kilnoski Facebook page.