Marilyn G. Cooney
November 6, 1932 - September 3, 2020

Marilyn G.  Cooney

Marilyn G. Cooney
Nov 6, 1932 - Sep 3, 2020

Marilyn G.  Cooney

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Marilyn G. Cooney, 87, of Muscatine, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus, due to complications of Parkinson's Disease.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at St. Mathias Church. The Reverend Chris Weber will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at the church. Memorials may be made to Ss. Mary and Mathias Parish or the Parkinson's Foundation. Online condolences:

Marilyn was born on November 6, 1932, in Muscatine, the daughter of Frank and Nellie Frankenreiter Peyerl. She was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary Catholic High School. On August 2, 1952, she was united in marriage to Marvin Cooney.

In addition to raising eight children, Marilyn worked at Northwestern Bell, Misco, and later retired from HJ Heinz.

Marilyn was a devout Catholic and a proud member of the Belles of St. Mary's. She was also an enthusiastic fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Her hobbies included traveling, bingo, going to garage sales, and collecting antiques.

Those left to honor her memory are her husband, Marvin; four sons, David Cooney and wife, Linda, of Muscatine, Glen Cooney and wife, Susan, of White River Junction, Vermont, Al Cooney and wife, Denise, of Muscatine, and Brian Cooney and wife, Annie, of Davis California; three daughters, Leanne Theobald and husband, Mike, of Muscatine, Dawn Lowry of Dubuque, and Leslie Strajack and husband, Mike, of Davenport; 14 grandchildren, Leia Cooney, Travis Theobald, Kyle Cooney, Sarah Calhoon, Marcie Walsh, Todd Cooney, Austin Strajack, Glen Cooney Jr., Brad Cooney, Amy Kircher, Collin Strajack, Greg Cooney, Shannon Cooney, Abbey Strajack; and 10 great grandchildren, Kassie Theobald, Kennedie Cooney, Hyde Theobald, Emily Cooney, Hudson Theobald, Evelyn Cooney, Hendrix Theobald, Ethan Cooney, Barrett Cooney, and Elise Kircher.

She is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Mark Cooney; one brother, Francis Peyerl; and two sisters, Darlene Cooper and Marcella Bieber.


Sherri & John Manjoinhe on Sep 12, 2020

our deapest sorrow for the loss of your mom & wife. We just learned of her passing,
Prayers to you always she was a sweet heart

Marjorie Cooney - Penniston on Sep 7, 2020

My Deepest sympathy for your whole family. Prayers for all of you. Sorry for your loss. Marjorie Cooney -Penniston

karlyn larson on Sep 4, 2020

Al & family, sorry to hear about this. Prayers, Karlyn and Larry Larson

virginia cooper on Sep 4, 2020

To the Cooney family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. David & Virginia Cooper

Wayne Guyer on Sep 4, 2020

Marv, sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. From an old friend, Wayne Guyer

Paul and Heidi Anderson on Sep 3, 2020

To all of the family, we are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Whitmer on Sep 3, 2020

So sorry for you loss.
Mike and Tammy Whitmer

Roberta Hilton on Sep 3, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy to all the Cooney family.

Tammy Fisher on Sep 3, 2020

To all of the Cooney family, my deepest sympathies. Your mother was so sweet and always took a minute to speak to me whenever I saw her out and about. I remember her telling me once that any friend of her daughters was a friend of hers. I know she will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Dyann Roby on Sep 3, 2020

CandleMay the promise of eternal life grant comfort and peace to the entire Cooney family.
Dave & Dyann Roby

Rose Danay on Sep 3, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family!



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St. Mathias Church
215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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215 West Eighth Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM
Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery

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