Mary Ann VanDeWoestyne, 90, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. Burial followed at North Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or the Geneseo Humane Society.

Mary Ann VanDeWoestyne, 90, of Geneseo, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, in Bettendorf, Iowa, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15 at St. Malachy Catholic Church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. Burial followed at North Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, where a rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House or the Geneseo Humane Society.

Mary Ann was born March 18, 1928, in Moline, the daughter of Walter and Mary (VanOpdorp) Rahn. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the Class of 1946. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Kenneth VanDeWoestyne on Jan. 10, 1948, in Geneseo. Kenneth preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2012. She assisted her husband, Kenny, on their dairy farm in rural Geneseo for many years, and was an excellent homemaker and mother.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, Circle 9. She also was active in the Mending Hearts group at Hammond-Henry Hospital, and her neighborhood card club. Mary Ann also looked forward to and enjoyed attending her Tuesday morning coffee club at Lisa’s Place in Atkinson. She enjoyed flower gardening and was known for her baking skills.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Sharon VanDeWoestyne, of Geneseo; Keith VanDeWoestyne, of Geneseo; Sue (Grant) Hatch, of Colona; Kevin (Susan) VanDeWoestyne, of Osco; and Sally (Dwayne) Croegaert, of Geneseo. She also is survived by two grandchildren, Kate (James) Jones, of Colona; and Kyle VanDeWoestyne, of Osco; step-grandson, Lucas (Amanda) Croegaert; and three step-great-grandchildren. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary; her husband, Kenny; and by a sister, Phyllis Anthony.