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Madonna M. Waters Gibson, 88 of Clinton passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Alverno surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 till 7:00 p.m. at the Pape Funeral Home and Friday at 9:30 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will take place at St. Patricks Cemetery, Delmar, Iowa.

Madonna Mary Pestka was born May 26, 1929 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph A. and Marie Schreiner Pestka. She attended Catholic schools and graduated from Mount St. Clare Academy in 1947. She worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone, Sweetheart Bakery and retired from A.C. Nielsen Co. in 1987. She married Donald T. Waters January 13, 1951. He preceded her in death March 16, 1962. She later married Stuart H. Gibson March 6, 1970. He preceded her in death November 24, 1986. Donna was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, the Parish Funeral Luncheon Team and Mercy Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and hosting family gatherings, ballroom dancing, reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, camping and traveling.

Donna is survived by her children: Dan (Teresa) Waters, Thomas Waters, Clinton;
Lynn (Tom) Bonnell, Franklin Grove, IL; Patrick (Donna) Waters, Gurnee, IL; Lisa (Ken) Watson, Winnebago, IL; four grandchildren: Nick (Courtney) Waters, Johnston, IA; Ryan (Christy) Waters, West Des Moines, IA; Neil (Lindsay Schroeder) Waters, Clinton, IA; Kayla (Jeff) Pitts, West Des Moines, IA; six great grandchildren: Leila and Lenyn Waters, Clinton, IA; Liam and Lucy Waters, Johnston, IA; Logan and Ella Waters, West Des Moines, IA; two sisters: Ruth (Bob) Jost and Gerry (Ron) Dixon, Clinton, IA. Donna is additionally survived by the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Stuart H. Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joan Miller.
Memorials may be made to the Prince of Peace Parish Building Fund.
Published on January 29, 2018
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