Kathleen Flaherty, 92, Mason City, Iowa

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 11, 2008

Kathleen Ann Flaherty, 92, formerly of Mason City, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Thorne Crest Retirement Community, Albert Lea.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 South East, Mason City, with the Rev. Craig E. Steimel officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City.

Visitation will be held Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street Northeast, Mason City.

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Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Kathleen was born Sept. 30, 1915. She came on the orphanage train from New York City to Iowa. Her parents were Christopher and Rosa (Frakes) Adams. Kathleen graduated from Dougherty High School and the University of Iowa. She taught high school English in Colwell, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Lawrence A. Flaherty on June 8, 1943; to this union four children were born. They moved to Mason City where Kathleen was a social worker for the State of Iowa; retiring in 1980.

Kathleen&8217;s hobbies included crossword puzzles, garage sales and playing the piano. Her greatest love was theater; she greatly enjoyed the Community Theater, where she volunteered many hours. Kathleen enjoyed traveling to visit her family. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason City and the University Women.

She is survived by her children Denis (Ellen) Flaherty, Albert Lea, Michael (Christine) Flaherty, Darien, Conn., Mary (James) Ritter, Wheaton, Ill., and Ann Flaherty&045;Holmes (Des), Melbourne, Australia; grandchildren Sean (Kris) Flaherty, Stephanie (Brian) Pfeiffer, Christopher Flaherty, Catherine Flaherty, Regan Ritter, Declan Holmes and Aidan Holmes; great grandchildren Kathryn, Laura, Michael, Reilly, Delaney, and Quinn; along with other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. NE, Mason City. 641-423-2372, www.colonialchapels.com.