Mercedes Serrano de Ponce`

Mercedes Serrano de Ponce, 75, of Muscatine, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services, 2907 Mulberry Avenue, Muscatine.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.  Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Snyder & Hollenbaugh Community Room.  Online Condolences notes may be left for the family at

Mercedes was born on August 21, 1944, in Honduras, the daughter of Coronado Serrano and Mercedes Moreno.  On June 29, 1992, Mercedes was united in marriage to Florencio Ponce in Los Angeles.  She enjoyed watching soccer games, cooking, playing the Mexican lottery and fishing.  She worked as a seamstress and was passionate about her sewing.  Mercedes was a devoted member of her church. 

Mercedes will be deeply missed by her husband, Florencio of Muscatine; children, Sobeida (Juan) Espinal of Muscatine, Mario Sagastume of New Orleans, Marlon Sagastume, Luis Sagastume, Glenda (Martin) Moreno and Zaira Diaz all of Muscatine, Renan Diaz of New York and Erika (Josue Orellana) and Walton (Carolina) Ponce all of Muscatine; 27 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and brother, Salvador Moreno of Honduras. 

Mercedes was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Raimundo and Felix Sagastume, daughter, Julissa Diaz; sisters, Silvia Serrano, Luisa Moreno and Elizabeth Oliva and brothers, Luis Serrano and Jerdin Moreno.