Mary “Betty” Elizabeth McLafferty (nee Wherley)
Betty passed away on October 5, 2013 at the age of 88.
Betty is predeceased by her husband Robert, brothers: John, Vincent (Joyce) and
Edward, and special sister-in-law Eleanor “Babe” Meyer.
She is lovingly remembered by her children: Colleen, Tim (Wendy), Mary, Sheila, Peggy
(Mike Yares), Kevin (Teresa) and Katie (Gary Winkler); her grandchildren: Nicholas,
Brenna, Andrew, Caitlin (Chandle Hamilton), Rory, Robert, Elizabeth, Kelly, Thomas,
Lauren, Shannon and Kyleigh; her great grandchildren: Aidan, Caelan and Reilly; her
brothers: Robert (Marge) and Ronald (Twila); her sisters: Joanne (Mel Schug) and
Sheila (Oscar Reed); and many nieces and nephews.
Betty was born on December 3, 1924. She graduated from Belle Plaine high school and
went on to earn her RN degree from St Catherine’s.
Visitation 4-8 p.m. Thursday, October 10 at O’Halloran and Murphy funeral Home (575
S. Snelling) with a Rosary vigil starting at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m., Friday
at St Columba Catholic Church (1327 Lafond Ave).