Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois
January 6, 1974
MRS. McNAMARA DIED AT CHURCH
Mrs. William E. McNAMARA of 226 Smith Street, died Sunday morning, suffering a sudden attack during the 11 o'clock mass at
the Immaculate Conception church. The former Elizabeth MAHONEY was born April 4, 1886, at Mt. Ayr, Ia., the daughter of
William and Katie J. (LEE) MAHONEY, and spent her early life in Iowa. Her marriage to William Emerson McNAMARA took place in
April of 1910 at Monmouth, and he preceded her in death.
For a number of years, Mrs. McNAMARA cooked at the Ford Hopkins
Drug Store, and later at the Colonial Hotel. More recently, she had been employed as a companion for elderly residents.
member of the Immaculate Conception chuch, she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was a member
of World War II Mothers Club.
Survivors include the following children: Howard McNAMARA, residing in California, Mrs.
Mary Dorothy HARDY of Streator, John Paul McNAMARA of Abingdon, James Edward McNAMARA of Orange, Calif., Mrs. Betty Ann
OVERTON of Long Beach, Calif., George McNAMARA of Rialto, Calif., and David R. McNAMARA of San Antonio, Tex; 14
grand-children, three great-grandchildren, a brother, James MAHONEY of River Grove, Ill, and a sister, Mrs. Calisma
SWANSON, of Des Moines, Ia.
Besides her husband in 1947, and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph R.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception church with burial in St.
Mary's Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been
established in memory of Mrs. McNAMARA for the World War II Mothers Club, and memorials may be left at the Turnbull
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