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Eunice Monica
Mahoney (Fangman)

October 8, 1924 – October 14, 2018

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Obituary for Eunice Monica Mahoney (Fangman)

Eunice M. Mahoney, 94, of Independence, IA died Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Keystone Cedars Assisted Living Center in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Eunice was born on October 8, 1924 in Dyersville, IA the daughter of William J. and Rita C. (Milbert) Fangman. She attended the Country schools in rural Dyersville, IA. While working for Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids she attended the Paris Academy of Cosmetology. After graduating she worked as a cosmetologist for several years in Cedar Rapids. On November 25, 1948 she married LaVerne Francis Mahoney at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monti, IA. They made their home in rural Troy Mills, IA, where the farmed for many years. They later moved to Independence, IA in 1990.

She was an active member of both the St. Patrick’s in Monti and St. John’s Catholic Churches, where she was a member of the Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and the Sew & Sews. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Ryan, IA.

Eunice is survived by her children; Neal Mahoney, Independence, IA, Marscia Mahoney, Saltillo, MS, Cheryl (Bill) Adam, Waukon, IA, Larry (June) Mahoney, Meadows Place, TX, Mary (Mike) Mahoney-Lafever, Bettendorf, IA, Pat (Angela) Mahoney, Troy Mills, IA, her eight grandchildren; Courtney Adam, Callie (Travis) Youngblut, Ashley (Mark) Kaiser, Tanner Lafever, Mallory Lafever, Amber Mahoney, Heather Mahoney, and Ireland Mahoney, two step grandchildren Lisa Vogel, and Tyler Oar, a great grandchild, Jackson Kaiser, a brother; Dr. John Fangman, Edina, MN, a sister-in-law, Lucean Fangman, and many nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by her parents, William J. and Rita C. Fangman, her husband, LaVerne F. Mahoney, two sisters; Rose Mary Offerman, and Ruth Hearn, three brothers, Bill Fangman, Dan Fangman, and Dick Fangman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM on Thursday October 18, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence, IA, with Rev. David Beckman presiding. Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Monti, IA, and a reception will be held at the Monti Hall following the burial. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7:30 PM on Wednesday October 17, 2018 at the Reiff Family Center in Independence, IA.

In lieu of flowers and memorial gifts please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital 200 Hawkins Drive Iowa City, IA 52242.

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When Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 4:00pm - 7:30pm
Reiff Family Center - Independence
216 3rd Ave SE
Independence, IA 50644

Service Information

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 10:00am
Rev. David Beckman
Sharon Bainbridge
St. John's Catholic Church
209 5th Ave NE
Independence, IA 50644

Interment Information

St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery - Monti
Monti, IA

Reception Information

Monti Community Center
Monti, IA
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