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Mary McNamara Conmey
November 1, 1872–January 22, 1937
Services Held for Mrs. Will Conmey

Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic church in Anamosa, Monday morning for Mrs. J. W. Conmey, who died at 8:10 p.m. Friday night after an illness of more than a year. The Rev. P. J. Behan was the celebrant of the requiem mass, attended by a large crowd which gathered to pay a last tribute to a woman who was loved and admired by everyone with whom she came in contact.
Interment was in Holy Cross cemetery. Pall bearers were Charles Foley, James Remley, Dr. H. F. Dolan, R. E. McNamara, C. J. Cash and Leo Loyet.
The death of Mrs. Conmey brought sorrow to every member of the community who remembered her as a charming, gracious and lovable woman, whose traits as a mother, wife and neighbor endeared her to everyone. Sincere sympathy is extended to her bereaved children.
Mary McNamara was born on a farm near Wyoming, Iowa on Nov. 1, 1872, and spent most of her life in Jones county. Educated in the Wyoming schools, she taught in rural schools for a time, then completed her education to teach kindergarten in the Wyoming public school. Later she worked as bookkeeper in a bank at Lisbon and in a store at Rock Island.
On Aug. 1, 1906, she was married in Anamosa to J. W. Conmey, and had lived in this city ever since. Mr. Conmey died Sept. 22, 1934. Mrs. Conmey was a devout member of the Catholic church, and took part in many church and community activities. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are four children: James, of New York City; Lawrence J. and Miss Margaret, of Anamosa, and Miss Anna Conmey, of Des Moines; three sisters, Mrs. George Hart, of LeClare, Iowa; and Mrs. Maurice Fay and Mrs. Frank Hayes, both of Anamosa, and other more distant relatives and a host of friends. Two sisters preceded her in death.

Submitted by: Laura Kendall
Source: The Anamosa Journal, Thursday, January 28, 1937

Mrs. Conmey Taken in Death
Native of Jones County Succumbs
After Illness of Two Years

Mary Conmey, 64 years of age, died at St. Joseph Sanitarium, Dubuque, Friday after an illness of two years.
She was born near Wyoming, Iowa, to Patrick and Ellen Kelley McNamara, November 1, 1872. Previous to her marriage August 1, 1906 to J. W. Conmey, she was a teacher in Jones County. Mr. Conmey died in 1934.
Mrs. Conmey is survived by two sons: James of New York City and Lawrence of Anamosa; two daughters, Anna and Margaret, of Anamosa, three sisters, Mrs. Maurice Fay and Mrs. Frank Hayes of Anamosa, and Mrs. George Hart of Davenport.
Funeral Services were held at St. Patrick's church Monday morning with the Rev. P. J. Hehan officiating.

Submitted by: Laura Kendall
Source: The Anamosa Eureka, Thursday, January 28, 1937

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