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Wanda M. McMahon - 70

5/24/1948 - 7/15/2018

Clinton, Iowa

Wanda M. McMahon, age 70 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals surrounded by her family.  In following Wanda’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, July 19th at the Pape Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be left at


     Wanda was born in Bellevue, Iowa on May 25, 1948, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Koch) Rowan.  She attended Bellevue schools.  She dedicated her life to raising her 5 children. Wanda worked at Custom Pak in Clinton for 22 years retiring in 2010.  She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also enjoyed the company of her dog “Minnie”, her coffee group, sitting on her swing and gardening.


     Wanda is survived by five children; Terry (Angie) Smith of Fulton, Richard “Squeak” (Kelly) McMahon of Maquoketa, Melissa Kane of Clinton, Mike (Nicole) McMahon of Camanche and Mary (Leneail) McMahon of Clinton; 13 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers; 4 sisters and many nieces and nephews. 


In following Wanda’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, July 19th at the Pape Funeral Home.




  • Ed & Barb Hager

    on 07/17/18

    Our sympathy and prayers to the family.

  • John & Sherry Campbell

    on 07/17/18

    Squeak & Kelly, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time.

  • Connie and Butch Edwards

    on 07/17/18

    So sorry for your loss.
  • Stacie Riley

    on 07/17/18

    My deepest condolences to all of you. Wanda was an amazing person.
  • Stephen and Barb Miller

    on 07/17/18

    Squeak, Kelly and family. We are sorry to hear about Wanda. You are in our prayers.

  • Phil Hovey Sr

    on 07/17/18

    Squeak and Kelly, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. If there is anything I can do let me know. Hope to see you soon!
  • Karri Frank

    on 07/18/18

    I’m so sad to hear of Aunt Wanda’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. She was always willing to share what she had- whether it was advice, tomatoes from her garden, or extra canning jars. She had a generous spirit and heart. I know she will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved her. Very sorry to her family. ❤️ Karri Jo

  • Elaine Duvall

    on 07/18/18

    Lynn and extended family - My sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. May she rest in peace!

  • Mike Van Zuiden

    on 07/18/18

    I am very sorry to hear of Wanda's passing.  I worked with Wanda for a brief time back in the early 90's at Custom Pak.  I have had the pleasure of visiting with her several times over the years in local restaurants, most recently only a couple of months ago at the Brunch House in Fulton.  She always had a smile and a kind word, and I enjoyed those visits very much.  Rest in peace, Wanda!

  • Meryl

    on 07/18/18

    What a beautiful smile, Mrs. McMahon had. I am very sorry to read of your loss. With her accomplishments, her love and joys, she was an amazing woman. I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love, is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is, John 11:25, which says, "Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." I hope that this verse will also comfort you, and I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl, -

  • The Block Family

    on 07/19/18

    Sending condolences from our family to all of Wanda's children. Time has let us drift apart and go separate ways but we still send our sympathy.

  • Richard & Joann McMahon

    on 07/20/18

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to all.

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