Mary Louise Amenell, 91, of Burlington, died 8:20 a.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012, at the Great River Medical Center - Klein Unit.
Born April 13, 1920 in Bucknell, Iowa, she was the daughter of Lewis and Hattie Maude (Brown) Aikman. She married Paul A. Amenell on December 7, 1963 in Galesburg, Illinois.
Mrs. Amenell was a hairdresser for over 40 years. She previously worked in quality control at I.A.A.P from 1965-1973. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Eagles Auxiliary, Kings Daughter's Sheldon #2, AARP, and the Women's Bowling Association for 56 years.
Mary taught ceramics for many years, she enjoyed making crafts, ceramics, painting and custom farming with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Amenell of Burlington; one daughter, Carol Lynn Huett of Panama City Beach, FL; three step-daughters, Sandra Higdon of Burlington, Sheila Walker of Muscatine and Paula Harris of Muscatine; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Brown of Pleasant Hill, CA, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Leonard Carlson, three sisters and one brother.
There will be no formal funeral service or visitation for Mrs. Amenell, according to her wishes, cremation has been accorded.
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Mary was my buddy, I loved her so much! Everyday when I went in to see her, she would say HlI babe, where you been? For 3 months we have had a bet on us biting our fingernails, everyday checking each others out to be su... more