Mary “Betty” Elizabeth McLafferty


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).