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Visitation:

Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 - 6:00 pm
Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church
1401 1st Avenue South
Altoona, IA 50009
Vigil Service at 6:00 pm

Service:

Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00 am
Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church
1401 1st Avenue South
Altoona, IA 50009

Disposition:

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Altoona Cemetery
Altoona, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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Mary (Link) Winslow

Altoona

Mary Margaret (Link) Winslow passed away peacefully on March 6, 2018 at her home in Altoona. She was 94. Mary was born on August 23, 1923 in Farrar, Iowa, to Fred and Margaret Link. She graduated from Farrar High School and from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Mary was employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, and retired from the Des Moines Register. She married Edd Winslow on June 20, 1947, and they were married for 60 years.

Her family, friends, and her strong faith were most important in her life. Mary played AAU basketball and was a four time All American. She was also inducted into the Iowa Girls Basketball Hall of Fame. Mary and Edd were founding members of Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona and also volunteered at the Caring Hands Food Pantry.

Mary is survived by her six children, Diane Winslow of West Des Moines, Shari Thompson and her husband Roger of Indianola, Doug Winslow and his wife Catherine of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Carol Ketterer and her husband Jack of Altoona, Paula Winslow of Altoona, and Mary Ann Swesey and her husband Ray of Johnston. She is also survived by her grandchildren and their families, Ron DeGeest, Matt DeGeest, Marc Thompson, Lindsay Hewitt, Ashley McAnulty, Carson Winslow, Marianne Peterson, Stacey Bouchard, Emily Weaver, Cassidy Winslow, Jake Swesey and Kole Swesey. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Edd; and her grandson, Joe Thompson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Ss. John and Paul Catholic Church, 1401 1st Ave S, Altoona. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on Friday at the church with a vigil service at 6:00 pm. Burial will follow services at Altoona Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the Orange Team at UnityPoint Hospice or the Caring Hands Food Pantry.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com