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“.Lucille and I got Ginny on Saturdays to shop eat out and play cards-it was a lot of Ginny liked playing cards. We will miss her very much. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Lucille Stevens and Sharon Fuller - IL

“I have very fond memories of Ginny while I was growing up. My favorite memory is when Lee and Ginny would come home for a visit. She always played...Read More »
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“Sorry about your loss. I remember Virginia from DHS concert band.; Didn't she play french horn? She was always joking about something. We'll miss...Read More »
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Virginia M. Nowlan, 71, of River Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Keokuk Area Hospital.

Born July 8, 1943 in Donnellson the daughter of Richard and Inez (Wardlow) Koch. In 1963 she married Leland Squires. They later divorced.

She spent most of her adult life in Chicago, Illinois working in the printing industry, including Metro Mail, Bankers Life and L&M Bindry.

She later married Lewis Nowlan in Chicago.

Ginny loved spending time with old friends and making new friends. She loved to dine out and was always an avid card player.

Survivors include her brother Harvey (Jean) Koch, niece Melissa (Mathew) Koch Nahan and nephew Axel Koch Nahan. She is also survived by her stepdaughter Debbie Lang of Omaha, Nebraska and stepsons Steven, David and Keith Nowlan with respective spouses , all of the Chicago area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lewis and one stepson, Craig.

The family would like to thank the staff at River Hills Care Center and Dr. Will Davis for the loving care that they gave to Ginny during the past several years.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July, 28, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson with Reverend David Turner officiating.

Burial will be at Donnell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Donnell Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral home.com The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.