Obit: Gaffney, Mary (1897 – 1968)


Surnames: Gaffney, Sinclair, Stehly

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01 Aug 1968

Gaffney, Mary (3 JAN 1897 – 27 JUL 1968)

Mary Gaffney, 71, of Stanley, died suddenly Saturday morning at her home.

She was born in Hecla, S.D. on Jan. 3, 1897. She graduated from the Hecla High School in 1915 and Cark College in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1921. She taught school in Tyndall, S.D., for two years. On Aug. 21, 1923 she married Arthur Gaffney. They resided in Minneapolis for one year before coming to Stanley.

Mrs. Gaffney was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; St. Theresa's Circle. Catholic Women's Club, o which she was past president; and the Victory Memorial Gray Ladies.

Survivors are her husband; five sons, Joseph, Sun Prairie; William, Delmont, Pa.; Robert, DeForest, Wis.; Arthur, Waukesha; and Michael, Sun Prairie; one daughter, Mrs. Mylon Sinclair, Appleton; 29 grandchildren; and six brothers, Nicholas J. Stehly, Anaheim, Calif.; Michael and Ted, Hecla, S.D; Dr. Frank Stehly, Elgin, Neb.; Joseph Stehly, Nueva, Calif., and Dr. Charles Stehly, Los Angeles, Calif.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Donald Berg officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.



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