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Josie Maye Shoop Bunting
October 5, 1919–January 20, 2009
Josie Bunting, age 89, of Wyoming died Tuesday evening, January 20, 2009, at the Anamosa Care Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Monday morning, January 26, 2009 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello, with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Rev. Jonathan Kosec will officiate at the services. Friends may call from 3 until 6 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello.
Surviving are her husband Fred, three children, Glenn (Betty) Bunting, Brandon, Mississippi, Bonnie (Edward) Kraus, Cedar Rapids, Marlin (Vickie) Bunting, Iowa City, six grandchildren, Kristie Bunting, Denver, Colorado, Michael Bunting, Flowood, Mississippi, Kimberly Kraus, Minneapolis, Minn, Kory Kraus, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ryan and Christopher Bunting both of Iowa City and great-granddaughter, Caymen Bunting, Flowood, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Kenneth and three sisters, Mildred Runnels, Helen Shaffer and Velma Shoop.
Josie Maye Shoop, was born, October 5, 1919 at Anamosa, Iowa. She was the daughter of Cassius L. and Gerhardine (Janssen) Shoop. She received her early education in Fairview Townships School #2 and graduated with the Class of 1939 from the Anamosa Community Schools. She then worked at the Reliance Shirt Factory in Anamosa. Josie Maye Shoop and Alfred Bunting were married March 27, 1940 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Anamosa.
Josie and Fred farmed in Jones County all their married life except for 2½ years near Strawberry Point. Josie and Fred purchased their farm in Madison Township, Jones County, Iowa on March 1, 1949. They sold their farm in September of 2008.
Josie was a member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. Josie was a 4-H Leader and belonged to the Friendly Neighbor Card Club and a 500 Card Club in Olin.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 23 January 2009

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