OBITUARY - FRIEDA LAVAUN (DELP) O'GRADY
Freida LaVaun DELP O'GRADY was born January 14, 1916 at home in Monroe township, Ringgold county, Iowa. She was the only
child of George and Faye SMITH DELP.
Frieda graduated from Ellston High School in 1932 with her future husband, Raymond L. O'GRADY. On March 3, 1933 they were
married in Grant City, Missouri and to this union three sons were born.
Frieda lived her entire life in Ringgold county and in the Ellston area on a farm. She was a dedicated farm wife,
maintaining the home while helping with the farm work in any way that she could. She was an excellent cook and seamstress.
In later years, Frieda worked at the hospital in Creston and was the housekeeper for the priest at St. Edward Catholic
Church rectory in Afton, Iowa. Frieda and Raymond moved to Bloomfield, Iowa in the early 1990's. She was a member of St.
Patrick Catholic Church in Grand River, Iowa and the Altar Society.
Frieda passed away in Bloomfield, Iowa on March 23, 2000 at the age of 84 years. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her husband Raymond on December 22, 1995 and an infant son, James.
Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, Mike and wife Shirley of Kansas City, Missouri and Steve and his wife Rhonda
of Bloomfield, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Grand River, Iowa on Monday, March 27, 2000 with Fr. John
FROST officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT and Mary TRULLINGER.
Casket bearers were Joe SHIELDS, Joe DUKES, Ted McNEILL, Charles CASE, Ronald CREVELING and Richard SCHWALBE. Honorary
pallbearers were Richie O'GRADY, Bryan O'GRADY, Trever O'GRADY, Kevin O'GRADY, Tyler O'GRADY, Bob ROE and Francis WALTERS.
Frieda was laid to rest in the St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Afton, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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