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Marianne McGarry
 Marianne McGarry
Marianne (Mrs. Leon) McGarry, 75, of DeWitt died suddenly, Monday evening, Feb. 4, 2013, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt, where visitation, a rosary and a vigil service were held Thursday. The Rev. Father Paul Connolly officiated.

Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery, Villa Nova.

Marianne Elizabeth Wolfe was born Oct. 5, 1937, to John J. and Ida Burke Wolfe, in Davenport. She graduated from Lost Nation High School in 1955. In 1957, she graduated from Mount St. Clare Col-lege, Clinton, with an associate's degree in education. Marianne taught kindergarten in the DeWitt Community School District 1957-1959.

Marianne was united in marriage to Le-on McGarry Sept. 12, 1959, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lost Nation. Mari-anne and Leon raised eight children on the farm northeast of DeWitt.

She went on to graduate from Marycrest College in 1982, with a bachelor's degree in education. She later taught kindergarten for 12 years in the Clinton Catholic School System and retired in 1996.

Marianne was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, DeWitt. She spent much of her retirement volunteering at St. Joseph School and Parish, Westwing Place in DeWitt and Mercy Hospital, Clin-ton.

Marianne enjoyed attending Bible study and activities at the DeWitt Fitness Center. She treasured her time with family, espe-cially her grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her loving husband of 53 years, Leon; children, Maureen McGarry (Roger Kinkor) of West Des Moines, Ann Marie (Greg) Decker of Kansas City, Mo., Sheila (Joel) Dentlinger of Arcadia, Lisa (Steve) Ash of West Des Moines, Leo (Jennifer) McGarry of DeWitt and Erin (Scott) Har-dison of Davenport; a daughter-in-law, Wendy McGarry of Davenport; 20 grand-children; two great-grandchildren; a broth-er, John J. (Pierette) Wolfe of Clinton; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Marianne was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Leon Joseph; a daughter, Coleen; and a son, John "Jack."

Those wishing to express their sympathy through a memorial may direct their gift to St. Joseph Catholic School, DeWitt.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at www.schultzfun eralhomes.com.

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