MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Lou Law, 92, of Muscatine, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Lutheran Living.
Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Dr. Pamela Saturnia of First Presbyterian Church and Reverend Susan Bantz of Lutheran Living Senior Campus will officiate. A time of food and fellowship will be held at First Presbyterian Church following the committal service. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Muscatine Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Mary Lou was born on June 1, 1925, in Geneva, New York, the daughter of Frank L. and Anna Hartwig Eickmeier. She married Emery G. Law on July 23, 1944, at the First Presbyterian Church in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on July 29, 1996.
She was a sales clerk for Nietzel's Pharmacy for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She loved all animals and riding cross-country with her husband, Emery, on the back of their Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She was one of the last survivors of the orphan train from New York. She had a huge Liberty Bell collection. The love letters that Emery sent her during World War II will be buried with her so she can continue to treasure them.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Janet A. Tumey and husband, Donald, of Bettendorf, Joanne McKee of Riverside, California, and Jeff E. Law and wife, Vickie Kerr-Law of Muscatine; one son-in-law, Gary Lawrence of Fruitland; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emery; one daughter, Joyce E. Lawrence; and three brothers, Frank Arnold, Harry Davis, and Charles Eickmeier. ... Read More
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Miss Mary touched my heart in many ways! I worked with her and she would always tell me stories from her past and would always want to give me a big kiss on the cheek. My heart goes out to her family, she was an amazing ... more
Janet and Don. You had some of the best of Mary and some of the worst in the late years. I remember how Mary made me feel about myself- I always felt better after I was around her for even a short time. You were blessed ... more
Sorry for the loss our crazy aunt Mary. She was one of a kind. Her brother Harry was our dad. She will be missed dearly. Love always Greg Ted and Marjorie
Mary & Emery were like my parents in the USA. I first met them when I worked for Monsanto in Muscatine. A great friendship got started through a Powder Mechanics evening class that I took under Emery. Mary is truly a wo... more
We are so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady and we love her. She will be deeply missed. Per her wishes, we have sent a contribution in her name to the Muscatine Humane Society. Please know that y... more
Jeff and Family, I am so sorry to read about your mom. She was always so very kind to me. May the memories of your childhood and Devitt Street comfort you in the days ahead. ~Lisa