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Joanne (Murphy) Reiling

December 22, 1933 ~ March 12, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Joanne Reiling Obituary

Joanne Murphy Reiling, 90, of Clarence, entered into eternity on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 while under the care of St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 17th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and funeral services will be held on Monday, March 18th at 10:00 am, both at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton. Burial of her cremains will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at

Joanne was born on December 22, 1933 in Rockford, Iowa. She was the daughter of Clement Lee and Lela Blanche Andre Murphy. She graduated from Lost Nation High School with the Class of 1952 and had the honor of being the Prom Queen. On April 25, 1953, Joanne was united in marriage to the late Virtus George Reiling in Toronto, Iowa. Joanne had several jobs over the years but she will be best remembered as working in Horstmann’s Grocery Store in Bennett and the working with her husband for many years in the Tipton Locker. Joanne attended Cedar Street Baptist Church in Tipton where she had shared the gift of voice on many occasions. Joanne loved to sing and act. She will be remembered as one of the cast members in the play, Shrek, when she was 88 years of age.  

Joanne is survived by her daughters, Rhonda (Bob) Paul and Susan (Mark) Johnson, all of Tipton, and her grandchildren, Kalynn Troupe and her daughter, Willow Troupe. Joanne was preceded in death by her late husband, Virtus, her son, Mark, and her siblings, Clement ‘Bud’ Murphy, Richard Murphy, Laurabelle Brewer, Marilyn McCormick and Mary Lou Murphy. Her gentle humbleness and her genuine smile will certainly be missed. Joanne passed away on a beautiful day March 12, 2024 and eight years ago her husband, Virtus, passed away on a beautiful day, March 12, 2016. Your sweetheart is home in heaven forever together.

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March 17, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA 52772

Funeral Service
March 18, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fry Funeral Home
220 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA 52772

March 18, 2024

11:00 AM
Red Oak Grove Cemetery
751 King Avenue
Tipton, IA 52772


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