Mary Lou Law
June 1, 1925 - January 27, 2018

Mary Lou Law

Mary Lou Law
Jun 1, 1925 - Jan 27, 2018

Mary Lou Law

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:

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.


Hannah Wagner on Feb 3, 2018

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 woman and I'm glad that I got to spend the time I did with her!

Sharon Boron on Jan 31, 2018

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 for the time you knew her.
She can be with Emery now. God Bless you all real good.

Greg, Ted, Marjorie, Davis on Jan 30, 2018

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

Angie & Bing Litonjua on Jan 30, 2018

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 wonderful person. I am the same age as her oldest daughter and I was treated like her own. She wrote me long letters and kept the special relationship going for many years. She came to visit me and my husband in all the homes that we owned. The Harley trips/visits ended when Emery died. Mary was a very thoughtful mom because every Christmas, she made us a treat that we enjoyed a lot. Joanne called it a Christmas tradition and she revived it last Christmas.

Mary loved her kids more than life. To all her kids, please carry that thought in your hearts always.

I am truly glad that I had the chance to visit you, Mary last year. Each day was a wonderful visit. You did not recognize me, but to be with you each day meant a lot to me. I am truly grateful that you and Emery came into my life.

Here is a big smuckaroo and another one as you liked it, Mom! I will not say goodbye. I will see you again.

Bing & I want to extend our sincerest condolences to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill & Judy Law on Jan 30, 2018

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 you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Blaesing-LaRue on Jan 29, 2018

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

Bobbie Gasaway on Jan 29, 2018

What a beautiful woman inside and out met part of wonderful family thru her and Emery we rode motorcycles together Joyce her daughter become a dear friend and Tracy become my other child. Mary what a life you had and to make your children just like you. Loving and giving love to those who needed you will be missed

Valerie Backstrom on Jan 29, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathies. Love, The Backstrom Family, Valerie, Bryson, Braxton, & Vienna

Ralph J Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home on Jan 29, 2018

Love you grandma ❤

Alex & Bailey on Jan 29, 2018

Mary was a truly wonderful, loving woman. She will be greatly missed. Love and hugs to her family during this time.

Something Else on Jan 29, 2018

I Love You Grandma.

Shirlee Staley on Jan 29, 2018

Mary was a great Lady And I enjoyed riding with them and my husband.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
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