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Gertrude McDonnell
Sister Mary Mercy, R.S.M.
January 30, 1889–January 1, 1964
Sister Mary Mercy, R.S.M., 74, medical records librarian at Mercy hospital in Anamosa, died Wednesday, Jan 1, 1964 at 1:30 P.M. after a short illness. From 1939 to 1945 she was administrator of Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born Gertrude McDonnell on Jan. 30, 1889, at Springville. Before entering the Mercy Order, she volunteered as a nurse to serve the army at Camp Grant, Ill. during the 1918 flu epidemic. She had no army status. Sister Mary Mercy entered the convent on March 19, 1919, and was professed on Nov. 1, 1921. she was a nurse and medical record librarian at Kalispell, Montana General Hospital and later at Anamosa. Burial Mount Calvary Cemetery

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Note: She was the daughter of William McDonnell and Anna O'Rourke.

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