Myrna M. Cavanagh, 87, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa. Her funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at St. Patrick Church in Delmar. A visitation will be held an hour before the service at St. Patrick Church. Burial will take place immediately following her funeral Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Delmar. Dawson Funeral Services is assisting the family at this time. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Myrna Mae was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Toronto, Iowa, to Fay and Elnora (Willert) Emerson. She graduated from Lost Nation High School. On July 16, 1966, she was united in marriage to Francis Cavanagh at St. Patrick Church in Delmar. She worked at Clinton Engines and Casey's General Store. Being a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Delmar and having a strong faith, was something she took great pride in. She enjoyed going out to dinner, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Those left to cherish her memories are her two sons, Tom (Janae) Cavanagh of Cedar Rapids and John (Kelly) Cavanagh of Maquoketa; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, including a niece Jan Hamdorf of Wheatland.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband on April 4, 1978; four sisters, Carol, Donna, Garla and Bonnie; and a brotherm Roland.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Jackson County or St. Patrick Catholic Church in her honor.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dawsonfuneral.com.