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October 28, 1923 - April 18, 2019
Jackie Lewis, age 95, of Wapello, died Thursday morning, April 18, 2019, at the Wapello Specialty Care. The daughter of John and Margie Hubbard Tiedemann, she was born on October 28, 1923 in Muscatine. Jackie married Dwayne Whitmer and he died in WW II. On June 2, 1947 she married Maurice ‘Bud’ Lewis in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on December 20, 1991.
She graduated from Muscatine High School. Jackie had worked as a bookkeeper for the Wapello Salebarn for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello where she had taught Sunday School and directed the Kids Choir. She was also a member of the O.E.S. Chapter 257 of Wapello and the Republican Party. Jackie was an avid roller skater in her younger years. She also enjoyed birds, especially the hummingbirds, cardinals, and chickadees. The best for her was the time with her grandchildren.
Her family includes two daughters, Diana & Stephen Wiig of Rock Springs, Wyoming and Tam & Bob Deviney of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Jeremy & Amy Wiig, Jessica & Dax Robinson, Jennifer & Lyle Howells, B J Deviney, and Matt Deviney; seven great grandchildren, Ella, Sam, Landon, Broden, Austin, Aubrey, and Ember; and a sister-in-law, Peg Johnston of Bettendorf.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Dwayne and Bud; an infant son, Dwayne, Jr.; and two sisters, Betty Holzhauer and Vi Kuebler.
The funeral ceremony for Jackie Lewis will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello with Pastor Linda Morris officiating. Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery and a lunch gathering will follow at the First Presbyterian Church Friendship Hall.
Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Monday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will meet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will benefit Great River Hospice, Journeys of the First Presbyterian Church, or a Charity of Choice.