Mary Cecelia Hollings-worth passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, at the age of 93.
Mary was born May 22, 1918 in Ottumwa, the first child of John and Catherine Phillips. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1936.
She married Chester Hollingsworth in October of 1948 in Ottumwa.
Mary is survived by her children: Mike (Sharon) Hollingsworth of Emmetsburg, Paul Hollingsworth of Bath, ME, Denise (Mike) Dunlay of Waterloo; stepson, Dennis (Rita) Hollingsworth of Waukegan, IL; brother, Robert (Lorene) Phillips of Los Banos, CA; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester in 1975; and her brothers: Patrick, Raymond and Paul "Bud" Phillips.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Waterloo.
Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com