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Mattie A. Benedict Maloney 1868-1941

MALONEY, BENDICT, REYNOLDS, KRAHMER, KELLY, OSMUNDSON, PESSICA

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/10/2011 at 00:45:39

Mrs. Maloney Died Sunday
Funeral Services Will Be Held Here Wednesday Morning
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday for Mrs. Mattie Maloney, 73, who passed away early Sunday morning at Dows City, Ia. The services will be held at the St. Patrick’s church in Estherville, at 9:00 o’clock with the Rev. J. J. Keane in charge. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

The Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 9:00 o’clock at the G. H. Krahmer home in this city.

Although she had been in poor health for the past ten years, Mrs. Maloney had been able to be up and around until the Thursday evening preceding her death. Members of her family were notified of her illness and told it was not serious. Late Saturday afternoon, however, they received word that pneumonia had developed and she was in very serious condition. Vincent Maloney, Mrs. Frances Reynolds and Donald Krahmer, of Estherville, and Mrs. Ed Kelly of Emmetsburg left at once for Dows City and arrive there a few hours before she passed away at 4:20 Sunday morning.

Mattie Benedict was born February 22, 1868, at Gridley, Ill. On April 14, 1884, she was united in marriage with James Maloney. The couple made their home in LeMars, Iowa, until 1907, when the moved to Emmetsburg, where they resided for seven years, moving to Estherville in 1914. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Maloney continued to make her home here until 1939 when she moved to Dows City.

Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Maloney, two of them having passed away in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. George Krahmer, Mrs. Frances Reynolds and Vincent Maloney, of Estherville, Mrs. Ed Kelly, of Emmetsburg, Mrs. O. S. Osmundson, of Dows City, Miss Gertrude Maloney and J. B. Maloney, of Chicago, and Mrs. James Pessica of Fort Dodge. One adopted daughter, Miss Lucille Maloney, of Chicago, 37 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.

Although a large family and a busy household were Mrs. Maloney’s lot during the greater part of her life she was every ready and anxious to assist wherever possible and whenever needed whether by her family, friends or neighbors. She was a kindly soul who spread sunshine and good cheer wherever she went and who will be greatly missed by her many friends as well as by her family. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, May 27, 1941)


 

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