Mona M. Ackley, 94

Mona M. Ackley, age 94 of New Hampton, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at MercyOne New Hampton Medical Center.

Visitation was held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with a 2 p.m. Scripture Service. 

Burial was at New Hampton Cemetery. 

Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family.

Mona Mae was born April 5, 1925, in Rockford. Her parents were Harold and Georgia (Kivell) Evans. 

She married Arthur Ackley on March 4, 1940, in Charles City, at the Methodist Church. Arthur died on March 13, 2001. 

The couple lived in Rockford, Marble Rock and Van Couver, Washington, during their 61 years of marriage. 

Mona and Arthur moved to New Hampton to their present house in 1962.

Mona worked in the kitchen at St. Joseph’s Hospital in New Hampton for over 20 years. 

She and Art enjoyed collecting antique dishes items for many years and had a collection of over 300 black salt and pepper shakers.

She had three children, Karen (Jordan) Pratt of New Hampton, Harold (Pat) Ackley of Fredericksburg, and Pennie (Eldon) Rethamel of Fredericksburg; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur; daughter, Pennie Rethamel in 2013; son-in-law, Eldon Rethamel in 2015; son, Harold Ackley on May 20, 2018; sister, Noreen Sellers; and brother, Wilbur in infancy.

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