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Patricia A. Neary 1927-2008

Aug 19, 2008

Funeral service for Patricia Neary of Emmetsburg is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Robert Brown will officiate.

Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today, Tuesday, after 4 p.m. with a Parish Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Neary died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at her home near Emmetsburg, at age 81.

Patricia Ann Neary was born June 28, 1927, the daughter of Cletus and Maureen (Mulroney) Oliver. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, graduating in 1945.

On June 19, 1947, Patricia and Robert Leo Neary were married in Emmetsburg. Pat was employed at Palo Alto County Bank before raising her family. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg. She was also a member of the Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary Bridge Club and the Nevada Ladies.

Survivors include her husband, Robert, of Emmetsburg; children, Robert and Joyce Neary II of Bethesda, MD, William Neary of Blair, NE, Joseph and Terry Neary of Emmetsburg, Dr. James and Chris Neary of Ames, Donald and Mary Neary of Carroll, and Margaret and Jason Leonard of Waverly; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Gerald and Betty Oliver of Houston, TX and James and Mary Oliver of Bancroft.

Mrs. Neary was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mary Jo Baker.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com