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Mary Cathrine Hayes

April 2, 1931 April 4, 2015
Mary Cathrine Hayes
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Mary Catherine Hayes, 84, of Greenfield, Iowa passed away April 4th at the Stuart Community Care Center in Stuart. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 P.M. at the church. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the All Saints Catholic Church. Graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Corning, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Catherine Hayes Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneral home.com.

Mary was born April 2, 1931 in Stuart, Iowa to Paul and Irene (Strickler) Doherty. She grew up in Stuart and graduated from Stuart High School with the class of 1949. While in school she played basketball and was honored to be the first homecoming queen. Mary was united in marriage to Glenn Slayton in 1952 at the All Saints Catholic Church and together they became the proud parents of four children. After their marriage they lived in Stuart, Guthrie, and on a farm near Canby, Iowa. Mary went back to school to obtain her nursing degree and graduated from Iowa Western Community College in 1970. Mary worked at the Dexter Clinic for a few years as well at the Atlantic Hospital. She also, helped on the farm, and raised German Shepard’s and Yorkies. After Harley passed away, Mary moved to Greenfield to make her home in 1999 where she lived until moving to the Stuart Community Care Center. Mary belonged to the All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart, had taught catechism in Adair at St. John’s Catholic Church, and taught obedience for 4-H. She enjoyed animals, raising dogs, having her race horses, music, and at one time played the violin, sewing, and quilting, in her later years. Mary enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband, Harley, one daughter, Kelly Irlmeier in 2012, Dan Doherty, Paul Doherty, Jim Doherty, and Barbara Ann Doherty.

Mary is survived by her children, Connie Norgart of Urbandale, Iowa, John Slayton of Stuart, Iowa, Christy Nook of New Market and Kathy Ott and partner Mary Catherine of Omaha; grandchildren, Ryan (Brook) Norgart, Rachel (Troy) Anderson, John Tyler (Chantel) Slayton, Jennifer Slayton, Kyle Nook, Christian Nook, Jaimie Campbell, Ben Irlmeier, Robert Irlmeier and Christopher Irlmeier; 3 great gandchildren, Aubree Nook, Madalyn and Collin Norgart; siblings, Patsy Purviance, John Doherty, Alice Alexander, Dick Doherty, Ellen King, Kenny Doherty and Teresa Wells and a host of other family members and friends all of whom will miss her greatly. (Arrangements: Johnson Family Funeral Home – Stuart Chapel).

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

7

Apr

6:00 PM 4/7/2015 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/7/2015 8:00:00 PM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

8

Apr

10:00 AM 4/8/2015 10:00:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church

All Saints Drive
Stuart, IA 50250

All Saints Catholic Church
All Saints Drive Stuart 50250 IA
United States
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