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Amy J. Dierks age 87 of Clinton, passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Monday, June 26th at Ascension Lutheran Church in Goose Lake. Visitation will be held Sunday 2 5 PM at the Pape Funeral Home and Monday 9:30 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Amy was born on March 6, 1930 in Clinton, the daughter of Harry and Emily Dode (Gordon) McKenrick. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1948. Amy married Robert Dierks on Sept. 23, 1951 in Clinton; he died in 2003. She worked as a private duty Registered Nurse for many years and finished her career as a nurse at the former Wyndcrest Nursing Home, Clinton, where she retired. Amy was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing bingo, an avid reader, and going to the casino.

Amy is survived by her five children, Becky (Wayne) Gluesing of Clinton, Jeffrey Dierks of Clinton, Dr. Elizabeth (J. Spencer) Craig of Paris, TN, Maurice Moe (Linda) Dierks of Davenport, and Roberta Peltier of Iowa City; 15 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; her sister, Yvonne Simpson of Batavia, IL; a brother, Sam McKenrick of Clinton; four nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Published on June 22, 2017
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