Genevieve Neuzil Obituary

Genevieve E. Neuzil
Genevieve E. Neuzil
Genevieve E. Neuzil

July 27, 1913 - November 13, 2010
Born in Iowa City, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Genevieve Elizabeth Neuzil passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, IA. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Theresa's Catholic Church at 10 a. m. on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. A graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. at the Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Iowa City.

Genevieve was born to Carl and Elizabeth (Bartosky) Neuzil on July 27, 1913 in Iowa City, Iowa. She attended schools in Iowa City and graduated from Iowa City High School. She graduated with a business degree from the College of Commerce, University of Iowa in 1933. Genevieve then worked as a typist and as a secretary for the Nutrition Office at the University Hospital. After interviewing with visiting insurance company personnel, Genevieve was offered a position with Central Life Assurance Company, Des Moines, which later became Aviva plc.

Genevieve moved to Des Moines in 1936 to begin work with the company as an accountant in the Investment Department. She retired as a financial manager in 1978 after 42 years of service.

Genevieve was a member of Saint Theresa's Catholic Church where she played the piano and was the first choir director for 13 years. She was a member of the Des Moines Cathedral Choir, Catholic Daughters of America, Bishop Drumm Guild, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. She also was a member of the Terrace Hill Society, and one of the first women to work in the Terrace Hill gift shop. She enjoyed playing bridge with family and friends until she developed problems recently with her eyesight. Genevieve was always grateful to her family, friends, and extended family at St. Theresa's for their concern; and friends and family appreciate the care and comfort received from 3801 Grand, Mercy Hospital and Mercy Hospice - Johnston.

Genevieve was preceded in death by her sister, Kathryn (John) Bates of Colorado Springs, CO. She is survived by two nephews, a niece and many cousins. Visitation will be from 3 – 5 p.m., Sunday, November 21st at Westover Funeral Home where a rosary service will begin at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Bishop Drumm Guild or the Terrace Hill Society.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, November 21, 2010
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Monday, November 22, 2010
10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
1122 North Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA US 52245
Monday, November 22, 2010
2:30 PM