1917 - 2017

Marie A. Lyons, 99, of Athens, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Marie was born June 22, 1917, in Manito, the daughter of Carl and Anna Krueger – Hintz. She married Marvin Lyons April 17, 1939.

She is survived by her children, Donna Smith, Judy Hedrick, Larry (Janet) Lyons and John (Judy) Lyons; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin in 1990; as well as two sisters, Minnie Lyons and Martha Dosier; six brothers, Bill, Fritz, Paul, John, Carl and Alfred Hintz; two sons-in-law, Billy Smith and Art Hedrick.

Marie was a homemaker her entire life.

Marie was a member of the Athens Immanuel Lutheran Church and she was also a member of the Ladies Aide. She loved gardening, cooking for her family and enjoyed sending her family cards.

Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. today at Athens Immanuel Lutheran Church. Funeral service will immediately follow at 10 a.m.

Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. The Rev. Richard Becker will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sunny Acres Nursing Home or Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

To offer condolences online, visit www.mottandhenning.com.