Victoria R. McCarville dies at 77
Victoria R. McCarville, age 77, of Elma, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma, with Father Mark Murphy officiating mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Elma.
Visitation with be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one our prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for Victoria’s family at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Victoria Rose McCarville was born in Elma, on April 27, 1940 to Leo and Victoria (Mishak) Heineman. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Elma in 1958. She was united in marriage to Phillip McCarville on August 21, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma. They became the parents of Carol and John and grandparents of Jeremy, Jacob and Marva. She attained her B.A. degree at NIACC in Mason City, and Wartburg College in Waverly. She received her M.S. at UNI in Cedar Falls, in Guidance and Counseling and Elementary Principalship. She received her secondary Principalship at ISU in Ames. She was a Guidance Counselor at Mason City High School for 30 years. She suffered a stroke on her birthday, April 27, 2004. Victoria then retired so she could do the activities she loved; dancing, reading, growing plants and especially playing with her miniature dachshunds, Buddy and Missy. Each summer her apple tree would bear fruit and she would bake about 65 pies for her friends and neighbors. Victoria did not want anyone to feel bad if she were ill because she had such a happy life. She loved her family, friends, neighbors, students and staff at Mason City High School. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Elma and the Alta Vista Library Club.
Victoria is survived by her husband Phillip of Elma; daughter Carol Zobeck of Protivin; son John McCarville of New Hampton; three grandchildren Jeremy, Jacob and Marva (Jeremy Zeien); and there are numerous dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Victoria Heineman; siblings Raphael, Msgr. Donald, Alfred, John, Rev. Joseph and Marie Baldus.