Lottie Jane McConahay Austin, 87, of Wapello, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Wapello Cemetery. Rev. Darryl Erickson will officiate. A celebration of life luncheon will follow at the Wapello United Methodist Church. Memorials have been established for the Wapello Fire Department and the Wapello United Methodist Church in Lottie’s name. Sympathy messages can be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello are caring for Lottie’s arrangements.
Lottie Jane Stineman was born on July 17, 1934, in Grandview, the daughter of Simon Paul “Dyke” and Lois Alice (Harrison) Stineman. Lottie was a 1951 graduate of Grandview High School. On May 20, 1952, Lottie was united in marriage to Wayne McConahay in Grandview. Wayne preceded Lottie in death on June 3, 2001. Lottie later married Marvin Austin on February 14, 2004, at the Wapello United Methodist Church. Marvin also preceded Lottie in death on April 21, 2008. Lottie spent her working years in banking; beginning first at Muscatine Bank and Trust then Bank of America while spending eight years in California. Upon her return to Wapello, she worked as a cashier for the State Bank of Wapello for over 37 years before at last retiring. She was a member of Wapello United Methodist Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, United Methodist Women, “Umicas” Club of Grandview, Red Hats Society and card club. She thoroughly enjoyed crafting and playing cards. Lottie will be remembered by many for her extraordinary talent in working with flowers; often assisting on many weddings with the making of food and flower arrangements.
Lottie will be deeply missed by her children, Dallas McConahay of Wapello, Tamara Prier of Wapello and Jona (Jeff) Taylor of Pella; grandchildren, Levi (Callie) Prier of Okalahoma and Colt Prier of Tennessee; five great-grandchildren, Blake, Creede, Lyla Jane, Haleigh and Piercen and brother, Paul Stineman of Grandview.
Lottie was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands and one brother, James Stineman.