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Genevieve H. “Gennie” Oveson - 95

8/21/1922 - 3/11/2018

Clinton, Iowa

Genevieve H. “Gennie” Oveson age 95 of Clinton, passed away Sunday March 11, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Mass will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday March 14th at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be held Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at Gennie was born on Aug. 22, 1922 in Crete, NE, the daughter of Fred and Tillie (Bals) Buntemeyer. She married William O. Oveson on June 28, 1941 in Clinton; he died in 1962. She worked at Clinton Tobacco and Candy Company in Clinton for many years. She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish. She enjoyed making quilts for her kids and grandchildren. Gennie is survived by her three children, Bill (Jackie) Oveson of Clinton, Renee Stoltz of Minneapolis, MN, and Carol (Don) Olsen of Mt. Prospect, IL; four grandchildren, Todd, Becky, Salina, and Jenna; four great grandchildren, Arman, Zoey, Leah, and Evan; two step grandchildren and five great step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three sisters.


Visitation will be held Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Pape Funeral Home.


Mass will be held 10:30 AM Wednesday March 14th at Prince of Peace Parish. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery.


  • Lori Dorn

    on 03/12/18

    Genevieve "Gennie" never failed to make me laugh. My mother, Marjorie "Margie" would talk on the phone with her sister, (and best friend) Gennie, for hours. She would laugh so hard, I'd have to ask what was so funny. Of course only to be waved away. Aunt Gennie never failed to make me laugh either. Nothing was ever a problem as a guest in her home. I practically lived there, with cousin (and best friend) Carol and I spending all our time out of school together.I was tall, so I wore Gennie's pajamas whenever I didn't come prepared. I remeber she rigged funny ways to pull my baby teeth. Gennie enjoyed being her true self. You could tell by the sparkle in her eyes. She is missed.
  • Sue Kleinsmith

    on 03/13/18

    Someone on seeing my sadness at the passing of my Aunt Gennie told me that it was said that "grief is where love and pain meet". That is so true. I have had so many memories flooding me these last few days of the many days of my life at my Aunt Gennie's. These memories come with tears now but also with a smile for her sense of humor that always brought much fun and laughter to every family get together. It's so hard to of being without her now but Aunt Gennie, you have left us with many memories, tears, and smiles.

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