LeAnn D. McCallister, 61, of Maquoketa, Iowa, died suddenly on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of LeAnn's life will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, April 20, 2018 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 P.M. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
LeAnn Dawn Meade was born on December 16, 1956 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Ronald and Anita (Powelka) Meade. She was a 1975 graduate of Maquoketa High School and later AIC in Davenport for Accounting. She married Richard "Dick" McCallister on November 18, 2000 in Maquoketa, Iowa.
LeAnn was always busy and had worked various accounting and bookkeeping jobs throughout the years, sometimes for multiple companies at the same time. Some of these jobs included working for RonAnn's Floral Shoppe in Maquoketa, Alter Trading in Davenport, Dairy Queen, PMW in Maquoketa, River Service Co. in Maquoketa, Lemke Electric in Park View, and serving as the city clerk for Delmar and Welton, and as the Welton Township Clerk. She recently had started her own bookkeeping business, McCallister Bookkeeping and Payroll Services, and also continued as the bookkeeper for Advantage Electric in Moline, McCallister HVAC in Maquoketa and the City of Welton.
LeAnn loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She had a willing heart and was always ready to help whoever needed it. Additionally, she enjoyed collecting hummingbirds and she and Dick were caregivers to Helen Hute for many years.
Those left to honor LeAnn's memory include her husband, Richard "Dick" McCallister of Maquoketa, IA; children, Eric (Sarah) McAvan of Eldridge, IA, and Brandon (Lacey) McAvan of Elwood, IA; a daughter-in-law, Jenny (Randy) Schulz of Park View, IA; 6 grandchildren, Jackson, Lily, Hailey, Logan, Emma and Kinsley; siblings, Wendy (Dennis) Scott of Maquoketa, IA, Daylyn (Kris Heinemann) Meade of Sebastopal, CA, Diane (Vic) Rathje of Amana, IA, and Ramona (Wayne) Moon of Lake of the Ozarks, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant twin brothers.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a LeAnn D. McCallister memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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I'm so sad to hear this I rember babysitting her boys and Wendy's boy way back in 85 Rip
wendy and Dylan also the rest of the family I'm so sorry for your loss she was a very wonderful person sending you hugs and prayers
Mom and I was so SHOCKED to hear the passing of LeAnn! We both thought it was a mistake! LeAnn took over Mom's job as the City Clerk of Delmar many years ago! LeAnn would have mom fill in sometimes and sometimes LeAnn would call her up and just have her come down to visit! LeAnn was like a Daughter to Mom and she was glad that she took over as City Clerk!
We would see her in town and LeAnn would ALWAYS greet us with a SMILE and a HUG and a HOW ARE YOU I MISSED YOU! It was ALWAYS great to see her! When she deliver Moms 90's birthday cake mom was so happy to see her!
It wont be the same going to Maquoketa and not seeing her anymore. She will be deeply missed! God's Peace full blessings to everyone in the family!
You have my heart felt condolences and DEEPEST Sympathy!
Dick and family, so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers
Dick ,Wendy and the rest of
LeAnn's family.We want to extend our sympathy on LeAnn's passing. May the good Lord be with you during this time.
Tom and I send our deepest sympathy to all the family, as you have lost one special lady. She was kind and compassionate. God used her in my life that helped me in ways that cannot be measured! Last year LeAnn openly and honestly shared with me some memories that helped me on a path of emotional healing. How amazing that she remembered things that I did not, and that led me to freedom from them! God used her to help others and for that she will be remembered and dearly missed. Thanks be to God for all His blessings and for the blessing of LeAnn in our lives! Our hearts are saddened that she is away from us, but we are comforted through our faith in Jesus Christ, that she is in His presence and one day we shall see her again! Tom & Alice Daurelle
Kevin and I are so very sorry for LeAnn's passing. We loved her dearly and know she loved her family very very much. We are blessed to have known her and will miss her dearly.
Dick and family, I'm so sorry to hear of LeAnn's passing. She was a beautiful person and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless.
Dick, Wendy and family,
It was such a shock to hear of LeAnn's passing. I have many, many memories of our visits together in the office. There are just no words to say except that she was one of the special people that Val and I have had the pleasure of knowing. Dick, you were truly blessed to have been married to her all these years. And Wendy, she always thought so highly of her siblings. The Meade and Scott families had become not only our patients, but also our friends. That is a rare combination at times. Maquoketa will always hold a special place in our hearts because of the people that touched our lives. Thank you, LeAnn, for our lives were truly blessed for having known and served you. Our prayers and heart-felt thoughts to all of you during this time. May God hold you close, LeAnn
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick and family, am so sorry for the loss of LeAnn. You have my sympathies and condolences. Dee Ewing
Dick. Our hearts are broken for you for the loss of LeAnn. Please know we are praying for you and your families at this time. May God comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Louie and Michelle Bartels
Dick and family, So sorry to hear of LeAnn's sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Sherry & John Campbell
Sharing in your sadness as you remember the remarkable life of LeAnn. May God provide you with moments of peace and comfort. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Dennis + Lynne Spoerl
Sorry for your loss.
Dick, Wendy and all of LeAnn's family, so sorry to hear of LeAnn's sudden passing. She was such a special caring person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
To All of LeAnn's loved ones, so sorry to read this news of LeAnn's sudden passing, you have our deepest sympathy. May all your happy memories fill your hearts with peace and joy overcoming the sadness and loss you will definitely feel. Just remember, God has a divine plan and she will always be with you in spirit.
To LeAnn's loved ones. No words can help ease the loss you bear, please know all are in my thoughts & prayers. She had such a caring heart.
Dick, Wendy, and all of LeAnn's family,
Thinking of all of you and sending prayers for peace in your hearts as you cope with the loss of someone so special.
Dick, We are so sorry to hear of LeAnn's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.
Dick, so very sorry for your unexpected loss. Just loved her smile.
Dick so sorry for your loss. she will be missed by all and her great smile. prayers to you and the family.
I will always remember our fun times in school. LeAnn will always be in my Heart.
Mark Browne Ottawa, Ontario
Nerver got to meet you " Dick" and your sons but still you should know that LeAnn was like a little sister to me under my year in Maquoketa.
We did't have that many arguments and she was already then caring for people around her.
My thougts go to you and your sons.
I'm also thankful to Dalyn who have me the information even if it was sad info.
Stephan "Swede" Horste
Dick and family. I am sadden to hear this. So young and my prayers goes out to all of you at this time of your lose. She was a good hearted person and worked very hard.. God Bless
Dick and family; we are very sorry for your lost. I am Paivi's sister, from Finland. I think now ; Paivi and LeAnn are at the same, better place. We share the sad thoughts with you! Now it is time to cry and go through a lot of memories. Vappu and all of our rest family from Finland
So sorry for your loss.
Dick and family, I am saddened to hear of LeAnn’s passing.
Take comfort in the love of family and friends.
Mary Jo and Erv Felderman
Dick, and family, Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. LeAnn will be remembered for her smile and her kindness to everyone she knew. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless.
So saddened to hear about LeAnn. Our thoughts & prayers are with you All.🙏
Dick and Family ...so sorry to hear of LeAnn's passing she was a super nice lady you are in our Thoughts and Prayers
Dick, Wendy and all family and friends, so sorry to hear about LeAnn's passing. She was such a sweetheart. Thoughts & prayers to all.
Sorry for your loss Dick.You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave and Missy
Dick, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of LeAnn. She was always smiling whenever I seen her.
Dick & family: So very sorry for your loss.The wonderful memories you have of LeAnn will always be in your heart. Thinking of all of you at this time.
Dick so sorry for your loss! John and Roxy Ray!
Dick & Family,
So sorry to hear of LeAnn's passing. you are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss !
We are sorry to hear about LeAnn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers to all of her family.
Cory and Cheryl Dietz
Deepest sympathy to the family.
Dick, Wendy and family,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of LeAnn. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We are so sad to hear of LeAnn’s passing. She always was so warm and friendly with a special smile! Our thoughts are with you, Dick and family...
Our Deepest Sympathy....
Fidelity Bank & Trust
Dick, So Very Sorry For Your Loss My Friend....Thinking Of You and ALL Of Your Family!
Richard and Family , LeAnn is held dear in so many hearts , as She was a blessing to all who knew her . She was so full of love and concerned for everyone she met .Her compassion toward others was great , and She deserved a great man , such as you , Dick ! A wonderfully , beautiful Woman , that will hold a place in many a person's heart and memory , a true friend , in every sense of the word , She will be sorely missed by all ! May the peace of GOD , comfort and restore You and yours through this time of loss and travail , filling your minds with good memories , and restoring your strength in Christ Jesus ! Many souls are lifting your names before the Lord , and I am certain that HE hears those requests to assist you in this time of need . May you feel HIS presence , and know that we are here for you for whatever reason you may need us . You both are fantastic examples of how we all need to be concerned about others needs , so now , please feel free to ask any of us to assist you with whatever you are in need of , we want to be there for you , and will continue to lift You up in prayer for peace and strength , knowing full well that we SHALL see her again , when we are welcomed into the Kingdom of GOD ! May GOD bless and keep you and yours through this difficult time ,and the days that follow ! I was blessed to have you both as friends , and Her memory will be cherished and live on through all that knew Her ! In Christ Jesus , your friend forever , the Family of Carla and Dave Davis ......
Dearest Dick and Family, we were shocked and so saddened to hear about LeAnn. May you find some comfort in knowing how much so was thought of by everyone. Hugs to all.
Dick and family. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of this very kind woman. LeAnn always put a smile on your face and her kindness is beyond measurement. May God hold you near during your time of sorrow. I am very sorry .
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