Jennie Chesire Morrissey
May 20, 1867–July 11, 1935
|Mrs. Jennie Chesire Morrissey, aged 68 years, wife of William P. Morrissey, passed away last Thursday noon, after a very short illness. Mrs. Morrissey was never known to have been ill until she became afflicted with a septic sore-throat early last week. Her condition became alarming Wednesday, and the end came shortly afterwards.
Miss Jennie Chesire, daughter of John and Mary Chesire was born on a farm in Jackson township, this county, on May 20, 1867. She was united in marriage to William P. Morrissey forty years ago on her birthday and the couple made their home on the Morissey homestead in Jackson township until about twenty years ago, when they moved to Anamosa.
The husband of the deceased was quite seriously ill at the time of Mrs. Morrissey's death and he is still confined to Mercy hospital. Mrs. Morrissey was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Charles Chesire and John Chesire. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. John Brady of Anamosa and Mrs. Daniel Brady of New Hampton. Other more distant relatives mourn the passing of this fine Christian lady.
Funeral services were conducted from St. Patrick's Catholic church, Saturday morning at ten o'clock. Rev. P. J. Behan officiated at the Requiem mass. The pall-bearers were nephews of the deceased: Robert Chesire, Dan Brady, Robert Brady, Emmett Brady, Harold Power and Milton Chesire. Interment was made in Holy Cross cemetery.
Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral services were: Mrs. C. M. Chesire and daughters, Leone and Bernice of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. William Ramm of Milwaukee; Mrs. Daniel Brady, Miss Geraldine and Emmett Brady of New Hampton; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chesire, Omaha; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brady and Robert Brady, Chicago.
Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig