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Susan Holderness

Jun 22, 2017
Susan Holderness

Susan M. Holderness, 63, of rural Keota, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, June 26th at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where visitation will be held Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www.gayandciha.com.

Susan Maxine Powell was born March 14, 1954 in Mountain Home, Arkansas; daughter of Cecil R. Powell Sr. and Myrtle L. (Gerstenberger) Powell. She graduated from Linn-Mar High School and spent many years working at the University of Iowa Hospital Schools with disabled children. Before that career, she worked at ACT, Hills Elementary School and Atrium Village. On June 24, 1972 Susan married John E. Holderness in Iowa City and together they had two children.

She had enjoyed time spent working in her flower gardens, doing craft projects, hanging out with her family; especially her grandchildren, listening to music and sharing her home with her dogs.

Her family includes her children, John Holderness of Iowa City and Christine Holderness (Terry Dunning) of Keota; grandchildren, Jazmyn and Johnathan Holderness, Jarrod Keller, Quinton Cook and Hunter Cook; her siblings, Louise Schonrock (Art) of Sioux City, Iowa, Cecil Powell Jr. of Rogers, Minnesota, Eugene Powell (Janet) of Cedar Rapids, Pat Hash (Bruce) of Missouri and Sonya Schwab (Mike) of Cedar Rapids; step-brother, Greg Tish of Malcom; brother-in-law, Jeff Jensen (Aggie) of Riverside as well as John’s family and numerous extended family members.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John in 1997 and sister, Mary Jensen.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Susan’s family and her services.

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