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Leona Emma Koch Stampe
February 20, 1904–February 21, 2008
Leona E. Stampe, 104, of Maquoketa and formerly of Wyoming, Iowa died Thursday evening, February 21, 2008, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, following a long illness.
A celebration of her life was held on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Burial was in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Iowa. Friends called from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Lahey Funeral & Cremation Services in Wyoming. Memorials may be given to Zion American Lutheran Church or Maquoketa Care Center.
Leona Emma Koch was born on February 20, 1904 in the Preston area, Jackson County, Iowa, to John Frederick and Dora Elizabeth (Gosch) Koch. She attended Jackson County Public Schools. She married Adolph Emil Stampe on September 25, 1924 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Preston, Iowa. He died on September 13, 1971.
Leona had worked in the General Merchandise Store in Goose Lake, and had farmed with her husband in Preston, Goose Lake, Andrew and Onslow.
She was a resident of Maquoketa Care Center since 1997
She was a long time member of the Zion American Lutheran Church and Martha Circle, Wyoming. Leona enjoyed baking, sewing, crocheting, playing bingo and cards, and hand painting china.
She is survived by two daughters, Verla Mae (Phillip) Fleming, of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina and Jean Lois (James) Davis, of Post Falls, Idaho; 5 grandchildren, Mark (Jen) Fleming, of LaValle, MD, Barry Fleming and Alisha Roberts, of Wilmington, NC, William R. (Mary) Davis, of Davis, CA, and Barbara (Nate) Thoreson, of Post Falls, Idaho; 7 great-grandchildren, Aimee and Caitlin Davis and Luke, Kiana and Sara Thoreson, Kaitlyn Wright and Lindsay Fleming, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, Detlef and Henry Koch, and a sister, Bernice Anderson Taplin.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 29 February 2008

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