In Memory of

Alice Mae Stotts

October 4, 1923 - November 8, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Alice Mae Stotts 98, formerly of Twin Lakes, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 13, 2021, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lawrence McCarty officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial of casket will be at St. Francis Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Church until service time.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Alice Mae is survived by her daughter Jane (Roger Lyle) Stotts of Gretna, NE; son Bill (Marjorie) Stotts of Palm Desert, CA; grandchildren, Dr. Corey (Rebecca) Stotts and Stephanie (Grant) Stotts; sisters, Neta Habbena of Joplin, MO and Pegge Hudgins of Kansas City, Mo; nephew Mike (Linda) Stotts of Lake City; and other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.   She was preceded in death by her husband William Wayne Stotts; her parents, Tony and Jane (Thelen) Resch; and infant sister Mary Jo.

     Alice Mae “May” Resch Stotts was born October 4, 1923, at LaSalle, IL.  In 1924, her family moved to Rockwell City where her father owned and operated a shoe and harness repair shop.  Alice Mae attended St. Francis Catholic School and graduated from Rockwell City High School with the Class of 1941.  In 1944, she earned her RN degree from St. Joseph College of Nursing in Sioux City.  Alice Mae had worked at the Doctor’s Hospital in Washington D.C., Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge, Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, and Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.  She also was an office nurse for Dr. Carver in Rockwell City.  On January 28, 1950, she was united in marriage to William Wayne Stotts.  The couple enjoyed living at Twin Lakes for 25 years.  Wayne passed away in 2005.  Alice Mae made her home at Sunnyview Independent Living.  She was an active member of St. Francis Catholic Church, Altar Society, Reading Circle, Calhoun Co. Museum, Federated Study Club, Twin Lakes Golf Club and Bridge Clubs.  Alice Mae also enjoyed singing in the Church Choir, sewing, and gardening.

Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 a.m. - Saturday
November 13, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Father Lawrence McCarty
Larry Leist
Paul Wetter
Patrick McGinty
Steve Miller
Paul Feld
Tom Stumpf
10:00 a.m. - Saturday
November 13, 2021
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 4:02 PM
“Thank you for sharing your Mother with me. No need to tell you again what a beautiful lady she was both inside and outside. I have a Mass said monthly for Pat and will add her name to the intention. I will remember you in my thoughts and prayers. Lotza love”
- Maureen Hobart

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM
“Jane & Bill, Alice Mae was a true friend, always with a smile & friendly welcome. She had a beautiful alto voice, & shared it with enjoyment. Her bridge skills were on spot! I will miss her so much. Prayers for your entire family. Fran Lawson”
- Fran Lawson

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 3:17 PM
“We were saddened to hear of Alice May's death. Our sincere sympathy to all. I worked with her occasionally at Stewart Memorial, then played bridge with her many times at Twin Lakes and also was in Reading Circle with her. She was such a kind and generous person and a joy to visit with. She was always so interested in what was going on in our lives and at the lake when she moved into Sunnyview. Her bright smile and gentle manner will be missed. Hadn't seen her for a little while since we moved to Clive, but Elmer Prescott kept us up on what was going on with everyone at Sunnyview- and what the two of them were doing to celebrate their birthdays together. Hard shoes to fill. May your many memories be a comfort. Marlys and Ed Maahs”
- Ed and Marlys Maahs

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:13 AM
“Alice Mae was a special friend when we lived at Twin Lakes, remembering many happy times. Always enjoyed keeping in touch and the few visits when I was able to stop at Sunnyview when back that way. A lovely lady who will be missed. My sympathy to the family.
- Barbara Graven

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5:12 PM
“as one of the youngest nephews, my memories of Aunt Mae, aka: Alice Mae, as corrected by Uncle Wayne, always had a special place in my heart & life.
I suppose it came from being the oldest sister; my Mom, being the youngest.
Oh, and who doesn’t remember the plastic covering for all furniture in her living room!

Alice Mae, Rest In Peace… you deserve it.

- Todd Woods

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 9:16 AM
“Jane and Roger,
Thinking of you as you have services and family time. You two were the best at visiting Alice over the years.
- Vicki J McCarville

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 9:14 AM
“Jane.. sending hugs... I hear your Mom singing "Lo How a Rose" with the angels now.. My best memories are of being in St. Francis Chpir with Mae, my mom Gail, Peg K. and others. and always at Christmas, your Mom's beautiful voice sang" Lo How a Rose" like the song was written just for her. She certainly had many talents, and her music was a gift to all that heard her. Laura ”
- Laura Feld

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 AM
“Heaven gained a sweet, wonderful, fun, caring lady. Rest In Peace Alice May.”
- Janice Wetter

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:59 AM
“Thoughts and prayers with you and family, Jane. A life well lived!”
- Patrick Huston

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 5:57 PM
“So sorry to hear about your mom, Jane. She was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Sunnyview. ”
- Mike and Janis Lindstrom

Monday, November 8, 2021 at 3:19 PM
“Keeping you in my thoughts and thoughts!”
- Jody Monahan

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