Obituary and Condolences

Mary E. Searls

April 13, 1927 March 22, 2019
Mary E. Searls
There are condolences waiting approval on Mary's Tribute wall
Obituary for Mary E. Searls

Mary E. Searls, 91, died Friday. March 22, 2019 at her home in Iowa City.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am Tuesday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. Graveside services will begin at 11:00 am Tuesday at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Instead of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to
Iowa City Hospice.

Mary was born April 13, 1927 in Postville, Iowa, the daughter of Harold and Pearl (Meier) Eberling. Growing up in Postville, Mary graduated from Postville High School and
attended Coe College and Cornell College.

Mary met James "Jim" Searls in elementary school and were later married December 21, 1947 in Evanston, Illinois. They were married for 70+ years. The couple moved their family to Iowa City in 1962.

Mary worked as a teller and bookkeeper at the Postville Bank, as a receptionist at the U of I College of Dentistry Pedodontics, secretary at Roosevelt Elementary in Iowa City and as a teller with Iowa State Bank in Iowa City from 1965 until her retirement in 1990.

She was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and a member of P.E.O. Chapter KP.

Mary enjoyed gardening, especially tea roses, sewing and was an excellent cook. Mary and Jim spent countless hours supporting their children’s, grandchildren's and Great Grand’s activities.

Mary is survived by her children, Trish Campanelli (Joe), Jim Searls (Carol), Tom Searls (Dan Mears) all of Iowa City and Bill Searls of Coralville; grandchildren, Chad Campanelli (Donna), Gina Campanelli, Joey Campanelli (Konetta), Courtney Nelson (Todd), Jackie Searls, Kimberly Bales (Danny), James “Butch” Searls, Jesse Searls (Jessica), Kari Searls and Sam Searls; great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Rae, Collier, Harrison, Haleigh, Gavin, Camden, Lyla, Burton, Blakely and Holland and a brother, Charles “Chuck” Eberling (Ginger) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister Carol Eberling.

The Searls and Campanelli families wish to thank Iowa City Hospice for their loving care and support in Mary’s final days.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Mary E. Searls, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

26

Mar

9:30 AM 3/26/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 3/26/2019 10:30:00 AM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Tuesday

26

Mar

11:00 AM 3/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Oakland Cemetery

1000 Brown St
Iowa City, IA 52245

Oakland Cemetery
1000 Brown St Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakland Cemetery Final Resting Place

1000 Brown St
Iowa City, IA 52245

1000 Brown St Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Mary E. Searls

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Mary

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...