Mary Catherine Canny Vanderpluym was born on March 31, 1916 to William and
Mary Catherine (Kit) Hannon Canny in Grant Township of Ringgold County, Iowa.
She departed this life July 15, 1997 at the Ringgold County Hospital, Mount
Mary resided on the family farm in Ringgold County her whole life. She
attended rural school and Benton High School.
She was united in marriage to Paul Vanderpluym of Diagonal, Iowa on December
26, 1940 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Maloy, Iowa. Two
daughters, Willetta Catherine and Susan Yvonne were born to this union.
Mary enjoyed reading, sewing, quilting and making comforters for family
members. As she was only two years old when her father died, she grew up
working on the farm and doing much of the housework. Mary and Paul farmed and
raised their daughters in rural Diagonal.
Left to survive Mary are her daughters Willetta and husband Jim George of
rural Diagonal and Susan Kinnev of Mount Ayr, five grandchildren, RaNa and
husband Bob Bailey, Pat George, Shawn and husband Marty Cameron, Colby Homes
and wife Tricia all of rural Diagonal and Renante Kinney of Mount Ayr, six
great grandchildren, Ryan and Chad Bailey, Levi, Taylor and Bailey Jo Cameron
and Katelyn Mary Holmes as well as cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Madelaine, her brother
Thomas, and husband Paul.
Funeral services were held July 17, 1997 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic
Church in Maloy, Iowa with the Rev. Thomas Dooley officiating. Music was
provided by Mrs. Judy Newton.
Casketbearers were Pat George, Ron Mobley, Greg Mobley, Jim Morris, Glee
Mobley, Wyatt Mobley. Honorary pallbearers were Burl Mobley, Don Burch, Cecil
Smith, Paul Hannon, Wallace Sobotka, Ted Ricker, Jr.
Interment was in the St. Mary's Cemetery at Maloy, Iowa. Wilson-Watson and
Armstrong Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014