Marybelle Quinn

March 10, 1929April 27, 2017

Marybelle Quinn, 88, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2017, at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church with a 6 p.m. vigil service.

Marybelle Hemping was born March 10, 1929, in Colo, Iowa to Henry and Irma Hemping. She grew up in Colo where she received her education. On October 1, 1948, Marybelle was united in marriage to John Robert Quinn. The couple was blessed with three children, Kathleen, Don, and Kelly.

Marybelle made her career as a secretary at Firestone Tire and Pioneer Lumber. She was a faithful member of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, and used her piano talents to serve many others. She began playing the piano as a child and continued throughout her life. Most of all, Marybelle treasured time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who she loved dearly.

Survivors include her children, Kathleen Campisi of Ankeny, Don (Lee Ann) Quinn of Ankeny, and Kelly (Linda Clearwater) of Des Moines; grandchildren, Shanda (Tim) Otten, Robert Ayala, Sarah (Josh) Seemann, Dan Quinn, and Austin (Heidi) Quinn; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John Quinn.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Taylor House Hospice or Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 1, 2017

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vickey durham

May 1, 2017

To the family,
I just spoke to her a couple of days before she fell ill and had a wonderful conversation. So very sorry for your loss and may God Bless you all!! Vickey and Scott Durham

Anna Johnson

April 30, 2017

My heartfelt wishes for strength and peace go to Lee Ann Quinn and her family for this loss.

Myrna Prange

April 30, 2017

Marybelle was a beautiful lady, inside and out. I'm so thankful I got to know Marybelle by currently living at
Maplewood Village with her. May Marybelle rest in peace.

Rita Foley

April 30, 2017

Sorry for your loss, I knew both your parents, I grew up across the street from your grandmother Quinn, in Colo Iowa.

Bryson Wright

April 29, 2017

I remember what a great mom you had from way back in the day. Always up and made you feel welcome. Sorry for your loss.

Kristi Schatzberg Hoger

April 29, 2017

My deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of the Quinn family.

Kelli Wright

April 29, 2017

To the Quinn family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Kelly was in my class at school and Don is married to my former neighbor, LeeAnn. I am sorry I wasn't able to know your Mom. She sounds like she was a very special person. Kelli Rater Wright. Class of 1976

Cindy Hansen

April 29, 2017

I'm very sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, kind lady. She played piano/organ at my dad's funeral at OLIH. I always enjoyed talking with her when I would see her at Mass.

Colleen McKenna Johnston

April 29, 2017

What a sweet and talented lady! I so enjoyed Marybelle in choir at church. She was very, very special and will be missed. I always wished I had 1/10th of her talent!

Love to you, Kathy, and all the family. oxox

Jim McKenna

April 29, 2017

The whole Quinn clan are very special people and Marybelle was one of a kind! Hard to find those with her kind, caring, and thoughtful disposition. Marybelle will be missed!