Marcella Ann Stallman, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Mercy Hallmar in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at St. John XXIII Church in Cedar Rapids with visitation one hour prior. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel with rosary service beginning at 3:30 p.m. Burial: St. Patrick Cemetery in Fairfax.
Marcella was born Feb. 22, 1925, the daughter of Francis and Loretta (Nienhaus) Deeny, in Jackson Junction. After graduation from Waucoma High School, she attended Mount Mercy Business College. Marcella went on to work for Wapsie Valley Creamery, Eddy Paper and John Hancock. She then married John "Jake" Charles Stallman on Sept. 24, 1960. Now becoming a farmer's wife, Marcella left her job to work on the farm. She later returned to Armstrong's Department Store, where she retired from its bookkeeping department.
Marcella was a member of St. Patrick's Alter and Rosary Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary. Her family and faith were very important to her. She enjoyed reading, knitting and was an excellent cook.
Survivors include her daughter, Jaqueline Stallman; sister, Marion Broghammer; sister-in-law, Corina Deeny; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Bernard (Helen) Deeny, Donald Deeny, Cornell (Laura) Deeny and Charles Deeny; two sisters, Patricia (Bill) Balk and Germaine (Jim) Gibney; and brother-in-law, Charles Broghammer.
The family would like to thank Ridgeview Assisted Living and Mercy Hallmar for their excellent care of Marcella.
Memorials may be directed to St. John XXIII Church or Tanager Place in memory of Marcella.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Posted on Tuesday, 7 November 2017