Eleanor Elizabeth (McAleer) Monaghan (1921 - 2016)

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WINTHROP – Eleanor Elizabeth Monaghan was born Jan. 29, 1921 at Danbury, Iowa the daughter of Timothy and Marie Cashman McAleer. At an early age, her family moved to Ryan, Iowa. Eleanor attended school in Ryan, graduating from St. John's High School with the class of 1939.
Eleanor was united in marriage to Patrick Vincent Monaghan on Sept. 17, 1940 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ryan. They farmed in the Ryan area until moving to the Monti Community in Buchanan County. They purchased their farm northwest of Monti in 1952. Vincent entered into his eternal rest on August 21, 2001. Eleanor continued living on the farm and then moved to Independence in 2002.
Eleanor entered into her eternal rest on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Hospice of Mercy House in Hiawatha, Iowa. She was 95 years of age.
Survivors include her five children: Robert (Sharon) Monaghan of Independence; Jean Ann (Dan) Dolan of Castle Rock, Colo.; Janet (John) Carroll of Des Moines, Iowa; Judy (Mike) Ferreter of Independence; and Joan Temeyer of LaJolla, Calif.; fifteen grandchildren; twenty nine great grandchildren; one sister, Loretta Reidy of Cedar Rapids; and one sister in law, Mary Knipp of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Vincent, her son Gerald "Jerry"; her daughter Jane Ellen Monaghan; two infant children Janice and John; her grandson Stephen; and her brother, Robert McAleer.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Winthrop. Interment in St. Patrick's Cemetery at Winthrop. Friends may call from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop. Online at www.fawcettsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 10 to Mar. 23, 2016