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MCNAMARA, Elizabeth 1867-1937


Posted By: Susan Carter
Date: 1/6/2016 at 09:27:58

Pioneer Record
Ida Grove, Iowa
November 4, 1937

Mother of World War Hero is Gone
Mrs. P.L. McNamara, Resident Ida County 46 Years, Ill Past Year

Mrs. Patrick L. McNamara, mother of Lieut. Leo. P. McNamara, for whom the American Legion post here was named, died Friday at 6:45 a.m.

For more than a year she had been without the use of her legs, following paralysis and Monday last week her condition became serious. She was in her seventieth year.

Funeral services for Mrs. McNamara were held at Sacred Heart church Tuesday at 10 a.m. She was buried in the Catholic cemetery.

She was the third daughter of Patrick and Bridget Gallagher and was born Jan. 18, 1867 in Galena, Ill. Her parents came from Killarney, Ireland.

Mr. and Mrs. McNamara were married at LeMars, Jan. 24, 1891 and she has lived for the last 46 years in Ida county. Her husband died Oct. 24, 1929. Her son, Leo. was killed in action in the World war, Oct 16, 1918.

She was a life long member of the Altar Society of Sacred Heart church, a Gold Star mother and an earnest church worker.

Her surviving children are Mrs. P.J. McDermott, Sioux Falls, S.D. Mrs. Bryce Vollmar, Holstein' Mrs. A.W. Macklem, Muscatine; William and Frank of Miami, Fla.; and Ruth and Jennie at home. There are 11 grandchildren.

Those from a distance attending Mrs. McNamara's funeral were: Mrs. Carl Sherman, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. P.J. McDermott and children, Mark, Helen, Phillip and Jerome,
Sioux Falls; Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Butler and son Leon, Storm Lake; Mrs. James Shea, Mrs. P.J. Curry and Mrs. Agnes McDermott all of Sioux City.

Pall Bearers were members of of the Leo P. McNamara Post: Post Commander Ray Bresnahan, Thos. Copps, Wm. H. O'Brien, Celestine O'Meara, Earl Liming and Art Krick.


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