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-Mamie Jean Spears-

Mamie Jean Spears, age 81, of Mediapolis, Iowa, died Saturday evening, April 5, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.  The daughter of Everett and Josephine Griffith Stapp, she was born May 22, 1926, at Cotter, Iowa.  She married Doyle Keith Spears on February 18, 1946, at Davenport, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on September 10, 2006.

She graduated from Cotter High School and attended Beauty School in Des Moines.  She was a beautician at various solons.  Mamie was of the Baptist faith.  She had belonged to various neighborhood clubs and she enjoyed ceramics, Old Threshers, and watching sports especially the Hawkeyes.

She is survived by her five sons, Myron, Ronnie, Bruce and Sherry, Dennis and Lana, and Jeff all of Mediapolis; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; three brothers, Everett, Jr. Stapp of Altoona, Sam Stapp of Wapello, and Larry Stapp of Wapello; and five sisters, Darlene Johnson of Wapello, Joan Matthews of Wapello, Barbara Harbison of Hemet, California, Judy Ross of Bettendorf, and Linda Underwood of Moravia.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doyle; three brothers, Robert, DeWayne, and Roger Kirk Stapp; and one sister, Janet Culbertson.

The funeral ceremony for Mamie Spears will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church at Mediapolis with Rev. Gerald Quick and Rev. Jeff Kodis  officiating.  Burial will follow at the Kossuth Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home at Mediapolis where the family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Mediapolis Community Ambulance Service.

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