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Mary Ann Needham

February 1, 2018
Emmetsburg News

The visitation for Mary Ann Needham will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 from 4 p.m.- 7p.m. at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Reverend Clem Currans will officiate.

Interment will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg. Lunch and fellowship to celebrate Mary Ann's life will be held at The Shores Community Center following the commital service at St. John's Cemetery. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ann received her education at St. Ellen's and the Catholic high schools.

August 7, 1954 Mary Ann Laughlin and Gerald Needham were united in marriage. Mary Ann and Jerry raised nine children in their family home. Being a stay at home mom, she raised all her children then was a secretary and later a para educator for Emmetsburg Public Schools.

Mary Ann had many hobbies including sewing, painting and baking. She made many holiday pins over the years, some still being worn in the community today. She also truly enjoyed sports, especially the E-Hawks. She was a very proud Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.

Mary Ann was proceed in death by her husband Jerry, her brother Jack, infant granddaughter Andrea Needham and her parents.

Mary Ann is survived by her three daughters, Nancy (Randy) Janssen of Emmetsburg, Joan (Jim) Goodlaxson of Emmetsburg, and Kitty (Roger) Sackett of Minneapolis, MN; six sons, Chuck (Ann) Needham of Chandler, AZ, Dan (Sue) Needham of Omaha, NE, Jim (Pam) Needham of Rochester, MN, Dave (Kathy) Needham of Sioux Falls, SD, Bob (Susie) Needham of Omaha, NE, and Scott (Jenny) Needham of Farnhamville, MN; and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Horizons Unlimited.

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