Alice Jean Peniston
March 26, 1931 - January 7, 2018

Alice Jean Peniston

Alice Jean Peniston
Mar 26, 1931 - Jan 7, 2018

Alice Jean Peniston

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Alice Jean Peniston, 86, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Premier Estates.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, at St. Mathias Church. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held at Gannon Hall following the committal service.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Ernie Peniston. Online condolences:

Alice was born on May 26, 1931, in Mystic, the daughter of James and Eaithel Mae Jones Wright. She married Earnest O. Peniston on December 25, 1949, in Centerville. He preceded her in death on November 29, 2007.

She sold Stanley Home Products. She loved to travel, fish, and tend to her garden. She especially loved and treasured her grand and great-grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include two sons, Ernie Peniston Jr. of Atalissa, and Milton Peniston of Muscatine; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Jerry Lee Peniston; one daughter, Adalia Mae 'Della' Peniston; and her siblings, David Wright, James Wright Jr, and Margaret Beechum.


David and Nancy Hurlbut on Jan 16, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Ernie and your family. Alice was the sweetest lady at Bickford. You are in our thoughts.

Carol Benac on Jan 15, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Alice was a wonderful lady. Always enjoyed visiting with her. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all of your family.
The Benac Family

Tina JUAREZ on Jan 12, 2018

To the Peniston Family -
The Juarez family extend to the Lord our prayers of encouragement and peace in your Hearts and minds at this time. 86 yrs of life is a blessing to have been able to have shared and may the blessing of that life as you reflect back keep your
hearts filled with love.

Yours In Christ
Stuart & Tina(Lloyd) Juarez
& Family.

Bobbie Davis Shampu on Jan 12, 2018

Ernie and family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Ms. Alice was.a very sweet and loving lady. She will truly be missed. May she R.I.P. Heaven has received a very special angel.

Bonnie Davis Beechum on Jan 11, 2018

To Alice's family You will be in my prayers as you go through this time of sorrow. Her memory will always be in your heart.

Lee Ann Davis on Jan 11, 2018

Ernie and Milton my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of greif. Alice was a wonderful and thoughtful person who always had a smile when ever you saw her. She will be missed.

Terry Byrd on Jan 10, 2018

I met Alice when Della brought me to her home one day. She was an amazing woman and Della was to. God has both of his Angels home now. May you both rest in the loving arms of our Lord . We will see each other again one day.

Penny Davis King on Jan 9, 2018

My condolences goes out to the Peniston family our families were very close we had many good times at each others house Alice will truly be missed

Shonna Peine on Jan 9, 2018

I got to know Alice when I participated in Southend United Neighbors. She was a joy to be around. I will miss her smile. May she rest in peace.

Jerry Bishop on Jan 9, 2018

Condolences to all.

Lateka Wright on Jan 9, 2018

Sending love to the family. I didn't spend a lot of time with her, but I do have few memories from when I was a kid. Love all of y'all. I am Billy Wright granddaughter.

Eloise Ousley on Jan 9, 2018

To the Peniston family, I loved A.J. She had a quiet strenghth about her. I don't think I ever saw her angry. She was a kind and gentle soul and will be missed by many. Hold your memories close to your heart. She will always be in mine.

Linda (Zimmer) Gilbride on Jan 9, 2018

Sending my condolences on the loss of your mother. You are in my prayers along with the family.

Jody & Rick on Jan 9, 2018

So sorry for loss Ernie and family. God has called another Angel home. Rick and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed & Peggy Siering on Jan 9, 2018

Dear Ernie, Milt, Allyson, Donovan,

We were all truly blessed by Alice's presence in our lives. Such a serene, thoughtful, prayerful lady. She was always so caring and always so solicitous of our health and well being. The wound in her heart over losing children is now healed. Rest in peace, beautiful lady. We love you.

Arleen Kennedy on Jan 9, 2018

Dear Allison and Family. My deepest Sympathy on the loss of Grandma Allice. Sge was a true Lady. God now had a new Special Anger. Rest in Peace Grandma Alicr.

Bob & Lynn McCleary on Jan 9, 2018

Such a fine lady is with Our LORD.

Our condolences to the family and friends.

Enid K. Hill on Jan 9, 2018

My memories go long and far. You were there for me and my children. Love and miss you. Gone but never forgotten.

Pattyann Heinhorst on Jan 9, 2018

So sorry for your loss, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🙏🙏

Julie Paulsen on Jan 9, 2018

Ernie and family, my deepest sympathy to you all.
Your Mom was a lovely, caring woman and will be very much missed.

Denise Carrington on Jan 8, 2018

Where do I start? Aunt Alice and Uncle Ernie opened their home and lives to my family when I was a child. It was always great fun coming to the country to visit and enjoy family. Words cannot express Aunt Alice's wonderful cooking/baking skills. She had such a quiet and loving spirit. She has transitioned to an angel in heaven now where she is once again whole and happy. Rest in peace sweet Aunt Alice.

Sonya walls on Jan 8, 2018

Granny was a very blessed soul I'm so thankful to have grew up with her and all the great memories we shared cookies pies ...Sundays dinners when family would come down and eat dancing in the kitchen was amazing great times......I love u granny

Brandon peniston on Jan 8, 2018

Being raised by a loving grandmother who showed me how to cook and be responsible growing up. And all of the great times we had together was really something. Say hello to everyone until we meet again. Love and missing you.

Ralph J Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home on Jan 8, 2018

She was an amazing woman.... she will be truly missed may you Rest In Peace forever aunt Alice ❤️❤️❤️

Debra Lasseter on Jan 8, 2018

Aunt Alice was the monarch of the family. Your presents will be forever missed. Tell everyone I love them and it's never good bye. See you later. Love you aunt alice.... Joe, Debra, Bre'Yanna Lasseter

glenda loving on Jan 8, 2018

only met a couple time you where a amazing woman rip

Pastor & Mrs Al Halpain on Jan 8, 2018

She was such a dear, sweet lady. She will be missed by everyone who ever came in contact with her. Sorry for your loss. God bless!

Doris Jacobs on Jan 8, 2018

Loved Alice,she precious.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


St. Mathias Church
215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM

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