Bobbie Joneson obituary

Posted: 03/07/2018 - by Charlie Narmi

Bobbie Joneson

The St. Albert family is saddened to see the passing of Bobbie Joneseon.  Bobbie was a Catholic School attendee, a proud St. Albert Mom & supporter and a devout Catholic.  Bobbie ran many a funeral luncheon in her day helping grieving families in a time of need.  Son, Kelly, for many years was a faithful auction supporter.  Please say a special prayer today for the repose of Bobbie's soul and please keep the entire Joneson family in your prayers at this difficult time...

Eternal rest grant unto Bobbie o' Lord: And let perpetual light shine upon her.

May Bobbie rest in peace. Amen

May Bobbie's soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed through the mercy of God our Father rest in peace. Amen

Roberta "Bobbie" Joneson (Ryan)
Bobbie Joneson

Roberta “Bobbie” Joneson (Ryan) entered into eternal rest on March 4, 2018.

Bobbie was born February 16, 1932, in Council Bluffs, to the late Robert and Effie “Jackie” (Riddle) Ryan. She attended the former Holy Family School, in Council Bluffs, from K-10th grade and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1949. She received her LPN training at Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, in Council Bluffs, and completed her training as an RN at Iowa Western Community College. She was employed at Mercy Hospital until her retirement in 1994. From 1994-2003, she was employed as a staff nurse at Bethany Lutheran Home. Bobbie was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, in Council Bluffs, and was an active member in the Altar and Rosary Society as a eucharistic minister for the homebound. Nicknamed “The Church Lady” for having choreographed funeral luncheons at St. Pat’s for 25 years. Her luncheon, however, will be catered in order to honor her specific request that there be, “no hard work for the church ladies!” She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, nurse and friend.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Charles; husband, Robert “Bob” Joneson who died August 9, 1972; son, Martin “Marty” Joneson in 2012; and grandson, Ryan Joneson in 2014.

Survivors include sons, Dr. Robert “Rick” Joneson and wife, Diane, of Webster City, Iowa, Kelly Joneson and wife, Caril, of Omaha, Neb., Tracy Joneson and wife, Cindy, of Red Oak, Iowa; daughters, Judge Gerellen “Geri” Joneson, of Loveland, Colo.; Teresa “Teri” Yockey, of Kansas City, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Joneson, of Council Bluffs; sisters, Jo Kathryn Cox and Ruth Brown; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. According to the 2018 Census, 17 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Wake service, Thursday, 6 p.m., with visitation to follow until 8 p.m., at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral Mass, Friday, 10 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, Council Bluffs. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery followed by a luncheon at Holy Family Church Social Hall.

Memorials to St. Patrick's Catholic Church or Saint Albert Schools.

Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory Bayliss Park Chapel


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