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Alice Faye McNertney, 85, passed away on September 15, 2023, at Independence Village, in Ames Iowa. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Grandon Funeral & Cremation Care (414 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa, 50010). A mass of Christian burial will follow on Friday, September 22, 2023, at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church (2900 Hoover Ave, Ames, IA 50010) at 10:30 a.m. A graveside service and luncheon will follow.
Alice McNertney was born to Earl Duane and Reinelda Ivetta (McCoy) on September 2, 1938, in Story City, Iowa. She attended a rural country school and graduated from Gilbert High School. After high school, she went on to Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines, becoming a registered nurse. She worked at Mercy Hospital, Mary Greeley Hospital and then spent 44 years at McFarland Clinic in Ames. On November 25, 1960, Alice married the love of her life William (Bill) McNertney. Together they would go on to make their home in Ames, Iowa. They had two children, Julie and Mike.
Alice and Bill loved to travel and spend time at their cabin in Clear Lake. Alice's bags were always packed and ready to go. Even as a plus one on a trip to Las Vegas with her son-in law. Her pride and joy were her grandkids and being a part of all their activities. Wherever they were...whatever they were doing...she was there. Alice loved reading, tending to her gardens and plants. She enjoyed entertaining friends and family. Many holidays were spent at Grandma Alice's/Aunt Fayes's house full of family, friends, food and fun. She loved to socialize and go out for dinner with her friends. Especially, playing cards with her "besties" Pat, Rosann, Charlotte, and her sister Norma Jean.
Left to cherish Alice's memory is her daughter, Julie (Bob) Krause; granddaughter Cole Krause; grandsons, Michael (Natalie) Krause, John (Josie) Krause, Daniel (Nicole) Krause; great grandchildren, Camden, Carly, Quinn, and Walker Krause; sister-in-law Marilyn Baldus; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Norma McNertney; many loved nieces and nephews.
Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Reinelda Baldus; son, Mike McNertney; husband and love of her life, Bill McNertney; siblings, Kay Naughton, Norma Jean Clouser and Earl Duane Baldus.
Memorials can be directed to Julie Krause. Online condolences can be made to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Even though I didn’t get the opportunity to talk often I knew she was a very special lady
Michelle McNertney mother- Carol Silzer
Julie, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet woman, and I'm glad I've known her for many years. Love and hugs to you and your family.
Julie and family, so sorry for your loss. Your mother and father were very special to us. May they rest-in peace together as they greet each other in their home in heaven🙏🏼💕
Bill and Alice are together again. I loved them.
Julie, I am so sorry to hear that your mom passed away. Your mom was such a lovely person. I am sure you and your family will miss her a lot. I am holding you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Gail Ganske Ross
Julie - We are so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was such a bright light. I will always remember her laugh and her smile. All of you have great memories to cherish. Hold those tight. Prayers to your entire family.
Julie, so sorry about your Mom. Sending prayers & hugs.
Alice was a lovely person. I have very fond memories of your mom, Julie. Some funny stories too. Always up for a laugh, lots of fun to be around. But also a very professional, smart, wise nurse. I loved working with her. She loved you and Bob and all the grands. She will be missed. Sending love and prayers.
What a dear, wonderful, fun loving, class act lady Alice was. We remember her showing up to everything her grandchildren were involved in in her sporty little white convertible. She always had a smile on her face and was very very proud of all her family. She will forever live on in all the fun memories you have.❤️
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