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Mary Catherine Yeggy
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Obituary for Mary Catherine Yeggy

It is with great sadness the family of Mary Catherine Simon Yeggy announces her passing on July 26, 2018 at Mercy Hospital after a brief illness at age 89.

Her life will be celebrated Friday, August 10 with a visitation at Lensing Funeral Service in Iowa City from 4-6:30 pm. A rosary will be recited at 4pm and vigil service and celebration of memories at 6:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Saturday, August 11 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Riverside. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery with a luncheon to follow.

Donations can be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
A native of Riverside, IA, Mary was preceded in death during childbirth by her mother Marie Lantz and raised by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Marie Simon. Her father, Lawrence Simon married Caroline Rotenburger and Mary has three surviving half sisters, Dorothy Henderson, Maxine Simon and Delsie Hoffey, all of Iowa City.

Mary is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School Riverside, Iowa in 1946. She married Alvin Yeggy in August, 1947. Mary was an active partner in their diversified livestock and crop farming operation. Mary managed day-to-day activities while Alvin worked to supplement the family income through an independent trucking operation, also being a driver for Rock Island Motor Transit and H and W Motor.

Mary was an impeccable homemaker, gardener, canner and producer of her family’s meals. She was a parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside and an active member of their Women’s Auxiliary, volunteering countless hours at the church and rectory. She was also a member of the Riverside KUB club.

She enjoyed social times with friends and relatives and was a gracious hostess for events in her home. Mary’s presence would light up a room and she never met a stranger. She was often teased about limiting the conversation to 20 questions.

She was an avid sports enthusiast following all of her children and grandchildren’s athletic program participation and her active fanaticism for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. Mary was also an avid reader, enjoying contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles.

After Mary lost the love of her life and partner, Alvin, in 1999, she moved from the farm to Iowa City. In her recent years in Iowa City, Mary volunteered at Kate Wickham Elementary and the Johnson County Democratic Party.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband and grandchildren Travis Lee Maske and Amber Marielle Yeggy.

She is survived by her seven children, Gerry Yeggy (Kay Geary), Tom Yeggy (Eileen), Kathy Yeggy Trickey, Denise Yeggy Sieges (Tim), Janice Yeggy Schott (Jeff), Nancy Yeggy Abram (Steve), Mary Ellen Yeggy Maske (Jeff) and 19 grandchildren: Jason Yeggy, Benjamin Yeggy (Jodi), Tressa Yeggy, Amanda Yeggy Stebens (Dan), Beau Trickey (Amy), Blair Trickey Gomes (Brandon), Anna Sieges Beal (Matt), Ruth Sieges, Evan Sieges (Kayla) Jessica Schott Howell (Spencer), Nicole Schott Rawson (Matthew), Cristina Schott, Whitney Schott Plummer (Jared), Hannah Abram, Elisa Abram, Jennifer Maske, Adam Maske, Brandon Maske (Samantha) and Ryan Maske, and twelve great-grandchildren: Danielle Yeggy, Dalaney Yeggy, Benjamin Yeggy, Clare Yeggy, Griffin Howell, Catherine Howell, Emelia Beal, Bramble Beal, Kendall Trickey, Beau Trickey, Olivia Gomes and Jackson Rawson.

The Yeggy family would like to thank Mary’s friend and care provider, Emily Rudish and Legacy Senior Living for the compassionate care they provided during her senior years.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

10

Aug

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

A rosary will be recited at 4:00 pm and a vigil service with a celebration of memories will be at 6:30 PM.

Service

Saturday

11

Aug

10:00 AM
St. Mary's of the Assumption

51 St. Mary's Street
Riverside, IA 52327

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Olivet Cemetery - Riverside

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Riverside, IA 52327


Memorial Contribution

American Parkinson Disease Association -- Iowa Chapter

1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines , IA 50309
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