Yvonne J. Ceilley, 85, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Saturday, November 18, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 28, 1932 in Genoa, Nebraska, daughter of Carl Stewart and Esther (Gustafson) Peterson. She married Edward H. Ceilley on September 12, 1953 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls. He preceded her in death on January 14, 2008.

Yvonne graduated from Cedar Falls High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) and Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital, Sartori Hospital and Dr. Ceilley’s office, retiring in 2001.

Survived by: four daughters, Angela (Steve) Hayes of Iowa City, René (Brad) Delk of Los Osos, CA, Colette (Tim) Slaven of Mason City, and Doreen (Brian) Loring of Iowa City; three sons, Greg (Julie) Ceilley of Plymouth, WI, David (Lori) Ceilley and Dan (Beth) Ceilley, both of Ft. Myers, FL; seventeen grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Reece (Bett) Peterson of Cedar Falls; a sister, Mary (Jonathon) Peterson of Los Angeles, CA; three nieces, Jenna (Nigel) Briand of Los Angeles, Hanna Peterson of Long Beach, CA, and Julie Peterson of Arizona; two grandnieces and a grandnephew.

Preceded in death by a son, Paul Ceilley; two brothers, Dwight and Clair Peterson; and a sister, Fern Peterson Vanderber.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date, both in Cedar Falls. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Richardson Funeral Service where there will be a 4 p.m.rosary. Visitation also for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be directed to Waterloo UnityPoint Hospice, Waterloo Unity- Point Health Allen Hospital-Community Cancer Center, or Allen College School of Nursing.

Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfunerlservice.com.

Yvonne lived a beautiful life filled with love and laughter. She nurtured eight children with her dear husband Ed. She always supported her family’s passions: the arts, science, sports, vintage car racing. She continued to enjoy swimming, gardening, bridge, and her weekly coffee group.

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