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Twila Nadine Groene, 93, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019 at The Kensington.  She was born on August 5, 1926 in Kahoka, MO to Grover & Isabel Renner Kirchner.

She graduated from Kahoka High School & Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL.  She married Harold A. Groene on March 5, 1946 in Fort Madison, IA.  He preceded her in death on March 4, 1996.

She worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company, JC Penney and St. Joseph’s School.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Altar & Rosary Society, Daughters of Isabella, Catholic Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary and the Newberry Center.

She was a Kindergarten teacher in Texas, a Red Cross volunteer, a Cub Scout Den Mother and an elementary school room mother.

Twila enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino and dancing.

Twila was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed taking care of her granddogs.

Twila was a great cook and made the best sugar cookies & mints.

Twila & Harold saw much of the country while driving cars for Shottenkirk.

Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson Steve and the great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1-son in law: Skip Peters & 2-sisters: Velma & Darlene.

 Twila is survived by: 2-daughters: Bev (Bill) Link & Karen Peters both of Fort Madison, IA; 1-son: Gary Groene of Los Angeles, CA; 1-grandson: Steve (Bridget) Link of Fort Madison, IA & 3-great grandchildren: Addison Link, Jordan (Kaisha) Brown & Maggie Walker.

 Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 with the family to receive friends from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and a wake service to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Bruce DeRammelaere officiating.

Burial will be held at Soldiers’ Circle in Oakland Cemetery.  Following the burial, a luncheon will be held at the Fort Madison Elk’s Lodge at 719 Avenue H.  A memorial has been established for Holy Trinity Catholic Schools or P.A.W. Animal Shelter.

Online condolences and a video tribute of her life may be viewed at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: