Catherine Benita Dolan,
97, of Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Woodlands Meth-Wick Community. Funeral Mass:
10 a.m. Monday, St. Patrick Catholic Church, by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial: St. Patrick Cemetery, Dougherty. Friends may visit with the family on Monday after
9 a.m. at the church. Teahen Funeral Home is assisting
Benita is survived by her sons, Michael Dolan of Hinsdale, Ill., and Marti Dolan of Washington, Pa.; her daughters, Mary Kaye Burchers and Roberta (Bill) Bean, both of Cedar Rapids; her grandchildren, Patrick (Melissa) Dolan, Erin (Steve) Zurek, Nicholas Dolan, Kelly (Amanda) Bean, Meghan Bean and Austin Burchers; and great-grandchildren, Grayson and Declan Zurek.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1981; and sister, Mary Ethel Conners.
Benita was born on May 1, 1921, in Sheffield, the daughter of William and Kathryn Reed Conners, and attended country school in rural Dougherty. In 1938, she graduated from St. Patrick High School, Dougherty, and received a diploma from Hamilton Business College. On Sept. 6, 1947, Benita married Robert Dolan in Dougherty, and together they farmed for many years. She later worked as a desk clerk for the Colony Haus, Little Amana. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Doughtery, St. Mary Catholic Church, Williamsburg, and St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids.
Benita enjoyed being a farm wife and liked to sew, bake, make crafts, collect chicken memorabilia and play at card clubs. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences can be left at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.