Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes Stittsworth, 89, of Knoxville, who died on Thursday,
June 7, 2001 at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital, was held on Monday, June
11, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Knoxville.
Rev. Mark P. Spring officiated
at the services. Music was provided by Geoffrey Shutltz, organist and Cynthia Thill,
pianist and flutist. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike,
David and Steve Conway, Bob Momyer, Danny Vernon and Fran Van De Boc.
born on May 20, 1912 in Knoxville. She was the daughter of William Wren and May
She was raised in Knoxville and graduated with the Class of 1930.
She attended Iowa State Teacher's College and then taught for two semesters. She
then enrolled in A.I.B. and after graduation she worked as a secretary.
27, 1943, she married Tom Stittsworth in Charleston, S.C. The couple first lived
in Knoxville and then moved to Des Moines. They also lived in Excelsior Springs,
Mo., Grand Island, Neb. and Sioux Falls, S.D. before returning to Des Moines.
retired from the Housing and Urban Development office in Des Moines after 20 years
of service. She loved music and had taught piano in Excelsior Springs and had been
very active in the St. Anthony Choir. She also served as Eucharistic Minister for
In more recent years she enjoyed traveling to many different places
with friends. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Altar & Rosary
Society and a 60 year member of the Iowa Cappa Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom; two sisters, Bernice Conway
and Florence Ewart; brother, Tom Wren and her nephew, Dr. Robert Conway. She is
survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Archie and Glenda Stittsworth of Grand
Island, Neb.; niece, Mary Stahowick of Des Moines; nephew, Joe Conway of Knoxville
and many great nieces and nephews and friends.
Memorials may be made to the St.
Anthony Memorial Scholarship Fund or the St. Anthony Cemetery. Arrangements were
made by Bybee & Davis Funeral Home.