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Barnes, Mary Clare (Conry) “Mamie” 1879 - 1915


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 1/10/2021 at 17:14:12

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer July 9, 1915 P-5 C-5

Mrs. Frank Barnes died at her home in the east part of town Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of a few days. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Assumption yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, and the remains were taken to Lourdes for burial.

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer July 23, 1915 P-FP C-1

Mary Clare, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Conry, was born Oct. 26, 1879, at Lourdes, Iowa, and died July 6, 1915, at her home in Cresco.
On Nov. 18, 1902, she was united in marriage to Frank T. Barnes. Their union was blessed with four children, to sons and two daughters. One son, an infant, preceded her in death. Although she was a constant sufferer for nearly a year, she bore her sufferings bravely, never being known to complain. She was consoled in the faith that God punishes most those whom He loveth best. She was a kind hearted and affectionate wife and mother and a devoted daughter and. sister. She was a faithful member of the Catholic church and died strengthened by its sacred rites. She died as she lived, a true Catholic, an example which we may benefit by.
Many who gazed on her calm, happy face, as she lay in her casket, could not but say, “How beautiful and yet how sad death is.” Especially so in this case, where three small children are bereft of a mother’s love and tender care, but she commended them to God’s loving care and reconciled herself to His holy will and entered that sleep that knows no wakening.
To mourn her earthly departure she leaves a kind husband, three children, a father and mother, two sisters, four brothers and a host of relatives and friends.
Requiem High Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption in Cresco by Rev. T. J. Murtagh, at the close of which he paid a faithful tribute to the life of the deceased.
The remains were taken to Lourdes and interred in Our Lady of Lourdes cemetery beside those of her brother who preceded her in death a few years.

Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows her nickname was Mamie.

Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery

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