Mathilda Phelps-Pierce Obituary

Mathilda Mary  Phelps-Pierce
Mathilda Mary Phelps-Pierce

January 16, 1934 - July 11, 2017
Born in Fayette County, Iowa
Resided in Waverly, IA


Mathilda Mary "Mickie" Phelps-Pierce, age 83, of Waverly, died peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.

Mickie was born on January 16, 1934, in Auburn Township, Fayette County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank Martin and Theresa Clotilda (Schrandt) Mihm. Mickie was baptized on January 17, 1934, at St. Lucas, Iowa. She attended country school to the eighth grade. On May 9, 1953, Mickie was united in marriage to Wayne H. Phelps in Charles City, Iowa. The couple made their home in Waverly, where Mickie worked for the Waverly Hospital for fifteen years. From March of 1976 until March of 1980, Mickie and Wayne owned and operated the 63 Café at the corner of Highway 3 and 63 East of Waverly. Wayne died on August 9, 1990. On June 1, 1996, Mickie was united in marriage to Bill Pierce in Waverly, Iowa. The couple made their home in Fayette, Iowa, until April of 2009, when they moved to Waverly

Mickie's memory is honored by: her husband Bill Pierce of Waverly; eight children, Mary Stille of Shell Rock, Iowa, Bob Phelps of Nashua, Iowa; Sue (J.D.) Francis of Waverly, Iowa, Mike (Jennifer) Phelps of Waterloo, Iowa, Penny (Dave) Murray of Waverly, Iowa, Scott (Kristie) Pierce of Arvada, Colorado, Steven Pierce of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Stacy (Greg) Phillips of Hudson, Colorado; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Rita Downs of Hawkeye, Iowa, and Wilma (Dale) Jones of Oxford Junction, Iowa. Mickie was preceded in death by: her parents, her first husband, Wayne; two brothers, Arthur "Artie" and Delbert "Tommy" Mihm; and a son-in-law, Tim Stille.

Private family services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly. There will be no public visitation per Mickie's request. Burial will be in St. Andrews Cemetery, rural Waverly. Memorials may be directed to Mickie's family and online condolences may be made at 319-352-1187






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