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Mary Kathryn Irey

February 8, 1952 October 4, 2018
Mary Kathryn Irey
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Obituary for Mary Kathryn Irey

Mary Kathryn Irey, 66, died peacefully at home Thursday, October 4th following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 11th at 11 AM at Grace Community Church, North Liberty with Rev. Brooks Simpson officiating. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, October 10th at the Coralville American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice. If sending flowers. please send flowers to Grace Community Church in North Liberty between 9am - 5pm.
Mary was born on February 8, 1952 in Iowa City, the daughter of Maurice and Kathryn Rummelhart Keeley. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary School, Central Junior High School and graduated from Regina High School. On June 7, 2002 Mary married Richard Irey.
Mary was employed at UIHC Hospital School, now known as the Center for Disabilites and Development, from 1977 to 2017. She was secretary to several administrators and later transferred to Human Resources. Mary loved her job providing services to the staff, patients, and their families, before her retirement.
If someone needed something, big or small, Mary made it her mission to make sure that their need was met.
Mary loved spending time with her grandchildren Patrick and Reagan and cheering on their activities. She enjoyed having drinks and laughs with friends, annual trips to Las Vegas with her best friend Dawn and providing birthday and holiday memories for her family were of most importance. Her smile would light up the room.
Mary attended Grace Community Church, where she worshipped and volunteered.
Survivors include her husband Richard of Coralville; her son, Sean Seaton and his children, Patrick and Reagan; siblings, Kathy Cornish, David Keeley (Darren Peterson), and Jean Keeley; niece, Elizabeth and nephews, Darryl and Steven; and extended family.
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6:00 PM 10/10/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/10/2018 8:00:00 PM
Coralville American Legion

901 2nd Street
Coralville, IA 52241

Coralville American Legion
901 2nd Street Coralville 52241 IA
United States





11:00 AM 10/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
Grace Community Church

2707 Dubuque Street NE
North Liberty, IA 52317

Grace Community Church
2707 Dubuque Street NE North Liberty 52317 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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