Obituary for Mary Possehl
Williamsburg-Mary Celesta Possehl was born June 13, 1918, in Marengo, Iowa the daughter of Clinton and Mary A. (McGivern) McMann. She grew up in the Marengo community and attended rural Iowa county schools. Mary was united in marriage to Carl William Possehl on September 19 1935 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Marengo. Mary was a homemaker, helped Carl on the farm, they farmed north of Marengo from 1935-1941, then moved to a farm outside of Williamsburg and in 1973 they moved into Williamsburg. In her later years she worked at Williamsburg Care Center and had a custodial service in the Williamsburg area. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg and was active in the Altar and Rosary Society. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family, baking Blarney Stone cake, cookies, playing card and singing. Mary passed away Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 98 years.
She is survived by a son: James (Mary) Possehl of Williamsburg; a daughter: Doris Kenney of Cedar Rapids; a daughter-in-law: Marilyn Possehl of Williamsburg; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband in 1990, son Dean in 2011, a great great grandson, a son-in-law: Gary Kenney and seven brothers: Edward, Vincent, Joseph, Urban, Francis, James and Paul McMann.
Funeral Mass will be 10:30 am Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg. Fr. David Wilkening will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Marengo. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg where there will be a Prayer Service will be at 4:00 pm. Memorial are for St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society or Highland Ridge Activity Fund. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com