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“I would like to pass my condolences to Joan, Connie and Richard. Alice was very helpful with pictures, stories and information on the Edwards family...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Wayne K Steffensen - Woden, IA

“Alice was one of my very favorite neighbors. Her sense of humor and her kindness will be with me forever. I will especially miss her at Senior...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Peter Feldstein - Oxford, IA

“We are sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have bring you some comfort and peace. God Bless her and her family and friends. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Nanette Watson Krentel - Friend

“Joan, Keith and I were touched by Alice's kindness, charm and beauty and we sincerely send our condolences to you, Dad and your entire family. I'm...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Carmell Tobalsky - Kenosha, WI

“Joan, our prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Your Mother was a great lady and her memories will always be with you. Take care. Love,...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Lori Braatz - Merrill, WI

“Connie & Joan and families Having never met your mother we Know through our relations with you two over the years she was a very wise and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Don & Helen Davis - Iowa City, IA

“I am sorry for your loss. I am grateful Dicky to had been able to share a moment last week and just talk. Your a good friend, brother and wish you...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Buck Jacobs - Sioux City, IA

“Zoom, Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You will all be in my prayer's in the days to come. Sorry I could not get out to see you but I have...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Dan Hayslett - Iowa City, IA

“To Joan, Connie, and Dick - My sympathy to you and your families in the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. I always enjoyed seeing her...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce (Edwards) Christee - WI

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. As much as you miss your Mother, she will always be with you in spirit. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Gina and Julius Dusterhoft

“Joan, Connie and Dick: Alice was a great lady and a fine...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Dave and Marlene O'Rourke - IA

“Joan, Connie and Dick: What a blessing it has been to have Alice in our lives! Pure beauty, true class, one sharp dresser, real kindness and...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Rourke

“Joan, Dick, and Connie I and my family are sorry to hear about your mother, what a nice lady to be around, and to have as a good neighbor...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Holly, Jim, Johnathan, and Kara Poeschel (Stopko)

“Dear Family and Friends, Growing up in the Cosgrove/Oxford area (daughter of Joe and Dode (Josie) Scheetz, my parents always knew and loved...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Michael and Phyllis (Scheetz) Ferrel

“To the bereaved family and friends at this most difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that you're not alone in this time of sorrow and that...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: A. B. Long - Houston, TX


Alice L. Edwards, 91, lifelong resident of Oxford died Thursday, February 24, 2011, at the Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center in Coralville.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford with the Reverend’s Edmond Dunn and Harry Imlay officiating.. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Auditorium in Oxford. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at the Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Alice’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the web @ www.gayandciha.com.

Alice Louise Goodrich was born December 17, 1919, in Oxford, the daughter of Charles E. and Mabel L. (Crow) Goodrich. Following graduation from Oxford High School, she attended University College of Cosmetology in Iowa City. She was united in marriage to Harold Robert Edwards on August 10, 1937, in Iowa City. The couple made their home in Oxford where during WWII she worked for her father’s company, Goodrich Produce. Their family grew from two to five in a number of years, her three children, Joan, Connie and Richard remember their mother as an excellent seamstress, sewing most of theirs and theirs father’s clothes. She loved to cook and bake, often sending Harold around town with her baked goods to share with others. In 1962 she and her daughter, Joan opened the Town and Country Beauty Salon in Oxford, she continued her profession until retiring in 1989. Alice was a person of strong faith, living daily her life as a true Christian. She believed in her country, very patriotic, loved her garden, in fact she was distinguished as a Master Gardner. A member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Aid, one of the two women who established Super 60’s Club in Oxford, many years ago, and it is still doing great things for the residents of Oxford! In her 70’s she decided to attend classes that taught her how to fire porcelain dolls, which she learned with great skill. She then made one for each of her daughters and granddaughters, personalizing each with dresses she made. But if you were to ask Alice, she would say the greatest joys in life have been her family. Before her death, she was able to boast of five generations in her family, a fact that few can ever proclaim. “We love you Mom, You were simply amazing!”

Her family includes her three children and their spouses, Joan Rourke Braatz (Gordon) of Oxford; Connie Colony (Lynn) of Tiffin, and Richard Edwards (Janis) of Springdale, AR; 7 Grandchildren, Gatana Stoner (Mike), Terry Rourke (Stephanie),Tracy Colony, Chad Colony (Heidi), Courtney Jensen (Tom), Shalon Robertson and Seth Major (Jessica); 15 great-grandchildren, Sonya Moses (Korie), Brannan Stoner (Kristi), Mariah, Nile and Chase Rourke, Tyler, Madeline, and Emily Jensen, Taylor, Kylie, and Cole Colony, Braden, and Adalie Major, Keyan and Brooklyn Robertson; 6 great-great grandchildren, Ashton Stoner De Groot, Alexis Moses, Andenn Moses, Brogan Stoner and Kalani Stoner; her sister-in-law, Eunice Goodrich of Mt. Vernon, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold in 2002; son-in-law, LeRoy Rourke; 4 brothers, Clifford, Charles, John and Walter; and a sister, Jeanette Orr.

Alice’s family would like to extend a special thanks to all the fine physicians, nurses and staff at Internal Medicine in Iowa City; especially her doctor of over 30 years, Dr. Thomas Nicknish, and Dr. Chris Donelson; all who cared for Alice so lovingly for many years. Also the staff of Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab Center for their compassionate care for Alice of the last number of months.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Alice’s family and her services.