Mary E. Haskins
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Mary E. (Polly) Haskins, 98, died on Sunday December 2, 2012 at The Iowa Senior Jewish life Center. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at Dunn's Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following. Burial will be private in Woodland Cemetery.
Mary (Polly) was born in Des Moines, Iowa on November 27,1914. She attended Roosevelt High School and Drake University. She lately resided at 3801 Grand Ave. There, and at the family house at 100 51st st she had many friends, She worked for the M.A. Lumbard Company. In 1940, she married Frederick Hughes Haskins. They honeymooned at the family cottage in Okoboji. Polly will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She had many interests: preparing Braille for the blind, participating in a bridge group, as well as art and music.
She is survived by her two sons, Fred Haskins (Deb) and Robert Haskins (Janice); six grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Polly was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Patricia. A visitation will be held this evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at Dunn's Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the family or
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 4, 2012