Richard James Olney, 77 of Mt. Vernon, died Monday, September 18, 2017 at Meth-Wick Community,
surrounded by his family and close friends Bob and Judy Tosh who introduced Richard and Irene over 48 years ago. Celebration of life gathering will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW.
A private family inurnment will be held in Campbell Cemetery, Bertram, where he will be laid to rest next to his son. Richard was born August 3, 1940 in Cedar Rapids, the son of James O. and Mae S. (Longueville) Olney. He graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 1958.
He attended the University of Iowa and Coe College, before working as a telephone technician for over 43 years. Richard served in the United States National Guard. He was united in marriage to Irene Lebeda on October 19, 1968 at St. John"s Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids.
Richard enjoyed building and flying RC model airplanes with his son. Following retirement, he became involved with HAM radios and the weekly coffee sessions. Richard is survived by his wife Irene, daughter Annette (Mitch) Sherman of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren Alexander, Abigail and Ayden Stegen, Gabriel and Lola Sherman; and a brother-in-law Francis (Judy) Lebeda of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son James R. Olney, M.D. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to either the Alzheimer"s Association in his name or to the charity of choice.
Date of Birth : Aug 3 1940 - Place of Birth : Cedar Rapids, Iowa     9/25/17


Noel J. Motter, 76, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Visitation was from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Dennis Johnson. Burial took place at Oak Shade Cemetery in Marion.
Noel is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two children, Christopher Motter of Cedar Rapids and Heather (David) Keller of Marion; and three grandchildren, Taylor, Avery and Thorin.
Noel was born on April 4, 1941, the son of Henry and Phyllis Motter in Mason City, Iowa. He graduated from Mason City High School and attended Mason City Junior College. On September 3, 1966, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Miller. Noel served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968. He worked in communications for US West and retired after 33 years. Noel was a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Harding Masonic Lodge and was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts. Noel loved life and his family. He had many hobbies and loved spending time with his family and best friend, Dayle.
Noel was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; one sister; and his mother-in-law, Iola Miller.
The Motter family would like to thank all the caring and compassionate people who helped him through his final journey and a special thank you to Cheryl's family and faithful friends.
Please share a memory of Noel at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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