Mary Katherine Dew, 92, of Reinbeck, Iowa died Tuesday January 4, 2011 at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck of natural causes. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck with Reverend Michael Campbell officiating. Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation was held Friday, January 7, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. A memorial fund has been established. To view the complete obituary or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Mary Katherine Dew was born August 11, 1918 in Knox County, Ind. She was the daughter of William S. and Pearl Bennett Bowen. Katherine graduated from the Freelandville High School with the class of 1937.
Katherine and her mother moved from Indiana to Waterloo, Iowa. There Katherine was employed at the Varsity Cleaners. On January 23, 1952 she was united in marriage to George I. Dew at the home of her brother Everett in Morrison, Iowa. She and George farmed in Tama County near Lincoln. Upon their retirement they sold the farm and moved to Reinbeck. Katherine was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck. George preceded her in death in September of 1987. Katherine entered Parkview Manor in Reinbeck in March of 2006.
Katherine is survived by 5 nephews, James (Harriet) Bowen, William (Patricia) Bowen, both of Reinbeck, Marlyn (Linda) Bowen, Dale (Edna) Bowen, both of Minn., Robert (Connie) Bowen of Danville, Iowa; 3 nieces, Patricia (Dave) Lau of Fort Madison, Iowa, Judy (Dave) Augustine of Texas and Carol Graveman of Reinbeck; along with many great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Elmer (in Infancy), Everett, Russell and a sister Bernice Graveman and nephew Gene Graveman.