"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are all passed away"
Jan. 24,1942 To July 3,2000

I took God's hand when I heard God call,
I could not stay
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I, too, will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full,
I've savored much,
Good friends, good times,
A loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now
With undue grief.


Funeral Mass for Jeanne Marie Hodtwalker, 58, of Council Bluffs will be held Friday at 10am Holy Family Church with the Rev.Ken Gross officiating.
Mrs.Hodtwalker died of cancer July 3 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital. She was born Jan.24 1942, in Council Bluffs to Thomas & Lela (Babcock) Hooker. She recieved a High School equivalency degree & earned a licensed practical Nursing degree from Iowa Western Community College. She was employed by area Nrsing Homes and last worked at Loess Hills Nursing Home. She was a member of Holy Family Church. Mrs.Hodtwalker and her husband, Dale, were married June 3 1989.
Survivors in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Anne Marie Ryan and husband, Tim, and Lela Jean Boyd and husband, Steve, all of Council Bluffs: a son, James C.Black, of Council Bluffs,: her mother, Lela A.Hooker, of Glenwood: seven grandchildren & one great grand-daughter.
A wake service will be held Thursday at 7pm. at Beem-Belford Funeral Home, followed by visitation with the family until 8:30pm. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetar, followed by a lunceon in the Holy Family Church Hall.
(Taken from July 5 2000 edition of the Council Bluffs Non-pariel Newspaper)