Ann Stainbrook

Ann Marie Stainbrook (Stiles)

Monday, January 6th, 1947 - Sunday, August 9th, 2020
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- Ann Marie Stainbrook, 73, of Independence, IA died on Sunday August 9, 2020 at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA

Ann was born on January 6, 1947 in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Harold and Mildred Stiles. She was a 1965 graduate of East High School in Waterloo. On December 20, 1966 she was united in marriage to Perle C. Stainbrook in Galena, IL. While Perle was serving in the U.S Army; they moved to Colorado for a few years. In 1968 they made their home in Cedar Falls, IA, where Ann worked at the Ramada Inn and Western Home in Waterloo. In 1994 they built a home in rural Independence, and Ann spent 20 years as a librarian at the Winthrop Library.

In her free time, she enjoyed playing cards with a close group of friends. Ann also liked to tend her garden and raise flowers. She was also an avid horseback rider of the horses raised on their farm. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence.

She is survived by her husband Perle; her son Clint (Kate) Stainbrook of Waterloo, IA; her sisters Peg (Danny) Weidman, Waterloo, IA and Bev Byford, Waterloo, IA; 2 grandchildren, Andrew Stainbrook and Nikki (Kurtis) Osipchack; 2 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a step-son Kirk Stainbrook; a sister Pat Comer; and 2 brothers-in-law, Claude Byford, and Ray Comer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on August 13, 2020 at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence, IA with Rev. David Beckman presiding. Reiff Family Center - Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence is assisting her family.
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    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, August 13th, 2020 10:30am
    St. John's Catholic Church
    209 5th Ave NE
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    Rev. David Beckman


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Linda Peterson

Posted at 11:22am
Really don't know where to begin when sharing about Ann. She cleaned house for my mom, Shirley Whitney, for many years. She truly became a friend, and Ann would spend pretty much the entire day with her sharing stories and lunch. As my mom's dementia got worse, Ann stuck right in there with her, and closer to the end, the jobs at mom's would get worse. Mom still tried to cook, and Ann could make a messy stovetop look like brand new!! Mom really looked forward to the days with Ann. I also thoroughly enjoyed Ann at the library. She was just such a bright spot there, and I knew that visiting with her after Mom passed, would include memories of Mom. She talked so much about her family and especially her sisters and all the trips they took together. She was just truly a "good servant"!! My sympathy to you all. Linda Peterson

Patti Seliger

Posted at 07:43pm
Can't believe the courier hasn't corrected their/your error in Ann Stainbrooks obit. Why not? Can't wait to see Perle tomorrow after all these years. I'm sure he will wonder why the courier hasn't corrected the error as well. Aren't you in charge of these details?

Julie Althaus

Posted at 10:19am
Our sympathies to the family of Ann, just loved her at the Winthrop Library! Her sense of humor and her laughter, the amount of times that she helped the kids out at the library even if she did want to do the eye roll. She was a great person, the Good Lord blessed us for sure in our community. Sending prayers to all.

Julie Althaus

Janice Bebee

Posted at 09:53am
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ann at the Western Home. She had a bright spirit that she shared with everyone.

Tonie Lucier Posted at 10:01am

Ann, Shiloe and I will miss your smile, your humor and our talks. Rest in peace our dear friend.

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