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Judith E. Koenes - 79

3/9/1941 - 5/18/2020

Clinton, Iowa

     Judith E. Koenes age 79 of Clinton, passed away Monday May 18, 2020 at Eagle Point Nursing and Rehab Center in Clinton.  Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Friday May 22nd at the Pape Funeral Home.  Burial will be held at the Shafton Cemetery near Folletts.  Online condolences may be left at   


     Judy was born on March 9, 1941 in Clinton, the daughter of Bert and Violet (Bryant) Hazelhurst.  She graduated from Clinton High School in 1959.  She was married to Larry Koenes on Jan. 3, 2002 in Clinton, he died in 2004.  She was a Lab Secretary at the former Jane Lamb Hospital in Clinton for over 31 years.  She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Fulton.  She enjoyed her flowers, reading, the outdoors, and especially her dogs, Sparky and Teddy.


     Judy is survived by her son, Richard (Kellie) Mess of Clinton; and her two granddaughters, Whitney and Katelin.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her son, Thomas Mess, her granddaughter, Lauren, and a brother, Russell.


Friday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the Pape Funeral Home.


Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM Friday May 22nd at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be held at the Shafton Cemetery near Folletts. Online condolences may be left at


  • Brenda Woods

    on 05/18/20

    Judy was a very fine, gentle natured lady.  I worked with her during our Samaritan Hospital days.  She was a very religious soul.  She will be missed at our Immaculate Conception Church in Fulton.  God Bless You Judy, we will be praying for you.  Brenda

  • Karen Smit

    on 05/18/20

    Judy was a sweetheart. So sorry for your loss.
  • Dee M

    on 05/18/20

    So sorry for your loss.  Sending love and prayers to Judy's family.

  • Janann Sanderson

    on 05/18/20

    Judy was such a sweet person. We use to count together at Immaculate Conception church. I really enjoyed spending time and talking with her. May you rest in God's loving arms now. So sorry for the family's loss.

  • Dawn Sikkema

    on 05/19/20

    My deepest sympathy to the family

  • Kayla Fuegen

    on 05/20/20

    To Judy's family – my deepest sympathy. I  used to work in the laboratory at Jane Lamb hospital. I worked the opposite weekends that Judy worked as well as I worked while she was on vacation in the summer. I also attend the same church that Judy attended. She was a wonderful person. God bless her.

  • Susan and Warren Amman

    on 05/21/20

    Sending our deepest sympathies!

  • Rose Mary Sanders

    on 05/22/20

    To Judy's family:  You have our deepest sympathy.  Judy has always been the loveliest, sweetest and kind person.  She was a gentle soul.  We have been blessed to know her over all these years and honored to have her as part of our family.  We have many wonderful memories of Judy.  When my children were young, Judy gave us one of the puppies her dog had.  Some of them looked like beagles and some like cocker spaniels.  She kept one that looked like a beagle and ours looked like a cocker spaniel.  It was humorous when she would bring Ralph to visit Susie.  They knew they were family.  Though we weren't together as often as we would have liked to be we were close in our love for each other.  May God Bless you all and help you through this difficult time in your lives.  

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