Kathleen M. Maher

Kathleen M. Maher

Kathleen M. Maher

Kathleen M. Maher, 79, of Vermillion, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point.

Kathleen Marie Kean was born Jan. 18, 1934, in Des Moines, IA, to Donald and Helen (Bahl) Kean. She grew up in the Des Moines area and graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines. She married John Thomas Maher on July 1, 1961, in Des Moines and they moved to the Vermillion area in 1970. The couple farmed for over 20 years.

She is survived by four sons, Thomas of Dell Rapids, William (Valori) of Sioux Falls, Ronald of Vermillion and John (Angela) of Brookings. She is also survived by one brother, John Kean; and one sister, Patty Dickey; three grandchildren, Joshua, Amber and Jordan; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass was 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church with burial following in Calvary Cemetery at Vermillion. Visitation was Monday, June 24, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the church.

For online condolences and obituary visit hansenfuneralhome.com.

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