Rebecca “Becky” J. Wainwright, 72, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away at MercyOne Medical Center on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded with a Memorial service taking place at 12 pm on Saturday, February 1, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel. A visitation occurs one-hour prior from 11 am until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Becky was born January 14, 1948 in Clinton, Iowa the daughter of S.K. and Virginia (Vickerstaff) Wainwright. She was a 1966 graduate of Clinton High School. Following High School, she acquired a Nursing Certificate from Clinton Community College.
Becky was employed at Jane Lamb Hospital for 15 years as an LPN. That was followed by employment at area nursing homes for six more years. In 1973 until 1986 she was a caregiver for her parents. In 1987 she again attended Clinton Community College taking courses in general office and accounting. From 1987 through 1988 she was employed as a book-keeper for Volckman Furniture. Then, she was employed as a book-keeper for Clinton County Seniors.
She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clinton where she served for several years on the Church council and as President of the Woman’s Organization.
Becky is survived by her niece – Dawn (Jody) Dague and; nephew – Jay (Doneca Norem) Wainwright; great nieces – Lyndsi (Alex Mayberry) Barker and Braeleigh Wainwright; great nephews – Devin (Irene Griffin) Barker, Bryce Alan Wainwright and Stephen Norem; Sister in-law – Jean Wainwright; son – Paul (Kaylee) Kissack and their children – Brennan, Nate and Jayden and one Aunt – Grace Vickerstaff.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother – Kirk Wainwright.
Memorials made can be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clinton.