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Elaine B. Conlon 1930-2009

Jan 20, 2009

Funeral service for Elaine B. Conlon of Ayrshire was Monday, Jan. 19, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ayrshire. The Rev. Peter Nguyen officiated.

Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Ayrshire. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Conlon died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at the Iowa Health Center in Des Moines. She was 78.

Elaine Bernadette Conlon was born July 9, 1930, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Edward and Bernadette (McDonough)?Kajewski. She received her education in Emmetsburg, graduating from Emmetsburg High School. She attended Nurses Training at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Fort Dodge where she graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1951.

On Jan. 15, 1952, Elaine and Thomas J. Conlon were married in Graettinger. Elaine was employed as a nurse in area hospitals and nursing homes. She worked at Palo Alto County Hospital for many years and was instrumental in the community health program. She served on the ?County Health Board for Palo Alto County.

Elaine was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society in Ayrshire. She was a past member of Catholic Daughters of America. Elaine was a member of the Retired Nurses Group as well as a member of the Birthday Club in Ayrshire and Great Oak Card Club.

Survivors include her children, Joe (Joann)?Conlon of Allison, John (Cathy) Conlon of Waterloo, Julie (Rich)?Williamson of Ruthven and daughter-in-law, Karen Conlon of Spencer; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, RoseAnn Jacobs of Fulton, MO; and Mary Ellen Benz of Mallard.

Mrs. Conlon was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom; a son, James Conlon; a brother, James Kajewski; and a sister, Kay Jones.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmattice funeralhome.com