Ellen McGrath

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INDEPENDENCE – Ellen Marie McGrath, 83, of Independence, died Thursday morning, April 1, 2010, at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence following a short illness with cancer.
Ellen Marie was born on May 19, 1926, in Waterloo, the daughter of Lewis and Doris (Fitzgerald) McGrath. She attended the Westburg No. 3 Country School and graduated from St. John's Catholic High School, Independence. She attended Clarke College in Dubuque and then joined her family in the Livestock Business. She was active in many organizations over the years such as Beta Sigma Phi, St. John's Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America, and was a member of the St. John's Choir. She was an active member of the Democratic Party.
Surviving are numerous cousins, other relative and friends Ellen Marie was preceded in death by her parents. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Independence. Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence where a rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and a parish vigil service to be held at 7 P.M. Monday.For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries. Visit our guestbook at www.bulletinjournal.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 5 to Apr. 8, 2010