Agnes Eileen (Kelly) Nulty, 88, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Lawler, died April 27, 2017, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, from complications of a stroke. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, May 1, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Steve Garner, with visitation one hour before the service. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, with a vigil service beginning at 4 p.m. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Lawler.
Survivors include her children, Pat (Cindy) Nulty of Ely, Becky (Nulty) Brandt of Elkhorn, Neb., Tom (Carol) Nulty of Van Horne, Maureen (Roger) Harvey of Council Bluffs, Mike (Chris) Nulty of Omaha, Neb., Teresa (Hugh) Reilly of Seattle, Wash., and Laura (Terry) Hutchens of Temple, Texas; daughter-in-law, Janet Nulty of Hastings, Minn.; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Carol Kelly of Owatonna, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Agnes was born July 14, 1928, in their home eight miles north of New Hampton, Iowa, the daughter of Matthew and Margaret (Shanley) Kelly. She married Thomas Joseph Nulty at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jerico, Iowa. Agnes was a graduate of New Hampton High School and attended Upper Iowa University, receiving a teaching degree. She then taught at a country school, which she attended as a child.
She was a loving mother and wife who always made her family a priority. Agnes was well-known for her baking and cooking. She was an excellent host to everyone at her home.
Agnes loved desserts, music, dancing, knitting and crocheting. Agnes and Tom enjoyed dancing at Spillville-Inwood and playing cards. She was employed by Sara Lee in New Hampton, was a cook at Turkey Valley Community Schools, drove Winnebagos to destinations and then was a long-haul truck driver with her husband, Tom. They moved to Cedar Rapids in December 1994 after making a home in Lawler for over 40 years. She was a devout Catholic all of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Tom; daughter, Mary Anne; son, James Raymond; sister, Mary Murray; and brothers, Jim and John Kelly.
Agnes' family would like to thank Dr. Trautman and Dr. Pietras, Beckie (Kelly) Naughton, Sandie Weeks, all her neighbors from 150 Thompson Dr. SE, and lifelong friends of Lawler for their friendship and care. Special thanks to Shirley Murray, Red and Jeanette Galligan, Bob and Phyllis Boeding, and the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
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