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Phebe Therese Neumann, age 88, of Preston, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North in Clinton, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Preston, with Father Don Hertges as Celebrant, a second visitation will be held from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. prior to mass. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Preston. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary Service being held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Preston. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

Phebe was born June 12, 1928 in Spragueville, Iowa, the daughter of Daniel and Loretta (McLaughlin) Driscoll. She attended Mt. Saint Claire Academy and graduated with the Class of 1946. Phebe married Darryl Neumann. They later separated, Darryl passed away in 2008. Phebe worked a short time at Burpee's in Clinton. She worked for 51 years at Preston Mutual Insurance as a Bookkeeper and she also had her insurance license, she retired in 1999.

Phebe was a member of the Preston American Legion Auxiliary, Preston Red Hats Society, Preston Senior Citizens. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan. Phebe cherished caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Phebe will be lovingly remembered by her son, Randy Neumann of Fulton, Illinois; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;a son in-law, Darwin Miller of Preston; sister in-law, Mildred Driscoll of Preston and many nieces and nephews. Phebe was preceded in death by a daughter, Paulette Miller; parents, six brothers, Martin, Robert, LeRoy "Red", Leo, Bernard "Fritz", Sylvester "Shorty"; six sisters, Mary Driscoll, Sara Kilburg, Helen Leonard, Loretta Campbell, Phyllis Driscoll and Betty McLaughlin.
Published on April 12, 2017
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