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Mary Lou (Booher) Kier

February 5, 1948 ~ July 8, 2020 (age 72)

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Mary Lou (Booher) Kier, daughter of Charles E., Sr, and Marcelene (Booher) Binau, was born on February 5, 1948 at Athelstan, Iowa.  She peacefully entered into rest on Wednesday morning, July 8, 2020 at her home in Red Oak, Iowa surrounded by her family.

A memorial visitation gathering, following cremation, will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at  Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service.  Private family inurnment will take place in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah.  Memorials in Mary Lou's name are being directed to the family.

Her early life was spent growing up in Athelstan and later in Shenandoah, Iowa.  Mary Lou received her education in the Shenandoah Community Schools. 

On May 26, 1963, Mary Lou was united in marriage to Clarence Samuel Kier, Jr, in Shenandoah.  Following their marriage they made their home in Shenandoah.   To this union six children, Cheryl, Debbie, Cassandra, Clarence (Sam), Curstie and Suzette were born.  Sadly, Clarence passed away at only the age 27 in 1972.

Having a caring spirit, Mary Lou worked in the nursing field as CNA and CMA at several area nursing homes; Westridge Care Center, Stanton Care Center, Corning Nursing & Rehab and eventually retired from the Villisca Good Samaritan Care Center.   She enjoyed watching the older western movies and crime shows.  Mary Lou also liked to read, crochet and knit.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding Mary Lou in death were her husband, Clarence Samuel Kier, Jr; her parents; daughter, Debbie Kier in 2010; three grandsons, Casey Gaunt in 1991, Bradley Dumler in 2016 and Nathan Gaunt in 2001; and two great grandchildren, Kolbie Nelson in 2018 and Riley Waggoner in 2018.  Left to cherish her memory are her five children, Cheryl Kier of Red Oak, IA, Cassandra Kier of Council Bluffs, IA, Clarence (Sam) Kier and wife Patty of Shenandoah, IA Curstie Kier of Riverton, IA and Suzette Kier and Ronnie Johnson of Omaha, NE; 33 grandchildren; 68 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Thelma Binau and Connie Dawson and husband Jimmie, all of Shenandoah, IA; three brothers, Earl Booher of Clarinda, IA, Charles Binau, Jr, of Nebraska City, NE and Bert Irvin of Shenandoah, IA; other relatives and many friends.



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Visitation Memorial Gathering
July 14, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service
405 W Thomas Avenue
Shenandoah, IA 51601

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