Dr. Mary Phelan Kircher Obituary

Dr. Mary Phelan  Kircher
Dr. Mary Phelan Kircher
Dr. Mary Phelan Kircher

October 7, 1923 - November 20, 2014
Born in Davenport, IA
Resided in Altoona, IA
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Dr. Mary Patricia Phelan Kircher, 91 of Altoona, IA passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, November 24 at Iles Grandview Park Chapel concluding with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 25 at Saints John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona, of which she was a long-time member. Burial will be at the Altoona Cemetery.

Mary was born on October 7, 1923 in Davenport, IA to William and Cora (Parker) Phelan. She graduated from Villa de Chantal Girls School in Rock Island, IL then earned her BA from the University of Iowa before graduating from Creighton Medical School in Omaha, NE in 1947.

Mary was a family practice and OB/GYN physician in Altoona from 1951 until 1996 when she retired from practice. She was also selected as Chief of Staff at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines in 1976.

Mary is survived by a son, Michael of Altoona; two grandchildren, Bret and Michaela; nieces, Mary Pat (Brian) O' Sullivan of Connecticut, Julie (Mike) Williams of Davenport; and great nephew, Tim Scott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; parents, William and Cora; brother, William and sister, Madeline.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saints John and Paul Catholic Church.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, November 24, 2014
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Saints John and Paul Catholic Church
114 - 13th Street Southeast
Altoona, IA US 50009
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
10:00 AM
Altoona Cemetery
Altoona, IA
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
11:00 AM


Saints John and Paul Catholic Church
1403 First Avenue South
Altoona, IA 50009