Mary Lou (Rattenborg) Kearney (1932 - 2014)

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Memorial services for Mary Kearney, 81, were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Anita Community Center, Anita. Hockenberry-England Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Lou Rattenborg was born July 13, 1932, in Avoca, the daughter of Simon Arnold and Cena Mary (Blevins) Rattenborg, and passed away Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon.
She grew up in Oakland, and graduated from the Oakland High School in 1950. She then attended business school in Omaha, Neb.
On Feb. 4, 1951, she was married to Blaine Kearney at the Oakland Christian Church in Oakland. Blaine and Mary owned and operated Kearney Pharmacy in Audubon for 39 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mary could always put a smile on your face.
She was a member of the United Church of God in Ankeny, and the Audubon Garden Club. Mary enjoyed flower arranging, bird watching, crocheting afghans, cooking and traveling. Mary also loved reading a good book, solving crossword puzzles and playing solitaire. Most of all, Mary loved her family, children, grandchildren, pets and many critters the kids brought home.
She is preceded in death by her son, John Kearney; her parents, Simon and Cena Rattenborg, and her sister-in-law, Lois Rattenborg.
Mary is survived by her husband, Blaine Kearney of Audubon; her children, Laura (Jim) Mortensen of Vine Grove, Ky., Paul (Ellen) Kearney of Creston, Mary Ellen (Kevin) Byers of Denver, Mo., Alan (Sheila) Kearney of Exira and David Kearney of Lucama, N.C.; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and her brother, Keith Rattenborg of Oakland.
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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL on Jan. 31, 2014