Marjorie Ann Hagarty, 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at the Hiawatha Care Center. A visitation honoring Marjorie will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at White Funeral Home, Jesup. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup. A final visitation will be held one hour before the funeral Saturday
at the church.
Marjorie was born the daughter of Pearle and Edgar Hammond, on Nov. 21, 1924, in Nashua, Iowa. The youngest of six children, Marjorie graduated from Charles City High School in 1942. She and Patrick Hagarty were united in matrimony on May 9, 1942. They were blessed with 14 children.
Left to honor her memory are 13 children, Donna Lash-Andersen (Svend), Ray (Arline), Tim (Sheri), Veronica Mangrich (Lee), Dennis, Greg (Diana), Sheila Lehman, Kevin (Kristy), Maureen Drexler (Rod), Marcia Bedard (Tony), Steve (Diane), Brian (Diane) and Michelle Noonan (Bill); 44 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Elna Ponto of Overland Park, Kan.; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Hagarty of Charles City.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Leland Hagarty, on Jan. 5, 2006; one son, Terry; five grandchildren; three brothers, Glen, Claire and Max Hammond; and one sister, Lorraine Powers.
Marjorie was a member of St. Athanasius Parish, Jesup, and St. Pius X Parish, Cedar Rapids. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She truly loved participating in Bible study with her dear friends from St. Pius. She also served as secretary of the resident's council at Hiawatha Care Center.
Marjorie was a woman of tremendous faith and wisdom. She will be remembered for her dignity, grace, humility and compassion. She enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards, quilting, reading, cooking for her family, (especially her potato salad), wintering in Arizona and traveling in their retirement. She loved and was very proud of each of her 99 grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Hiawatha Care Center for loving and caring for our dear Mother during her three-year stay.
Memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous of Iowa or to the Marjorie Hagarty memorial fund for charitable contributions.
Mary Queen of Peace, pray for us.
Posted on Wednesday, 6 December 2017