Isabelle Gay Obituary

Isabelle C. Gay
Isabelle Gay
Isabelle C. Gay

January 23, 1918 - April 14, 2010
Born in West Union, IA
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Isabelle Clara Gay, 92, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at her home in Madrid. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 16, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid, of which she was a member. Burial will take place on Friday at Colfax Cemetery in Colfax, Iowa.

Isabelle was born on January 23, 1918 in West Union, Iowa to Herman John and Rose Mary (Berns) Hinsenbrock. She married John A. Gay on March 6, 1943 in West Union, where they made their home before moving to Madrid, Iowa in 1984. Isabelle was formerly employed as a teacher at the high school in West Union for nearly 34 years, retiring in 1979.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her son, John A. Gay Jr. of Monticello, MN; two daughters, Rose Marie (Tim) Connolly of Madrid and Mary Ann (Dick) Stringham of Homer Glen, IL; one sister, Helen Molumby of West Union; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Isabelle was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John Gay; four sisters; and daughter-in-law, Ann Gay.

The family will greet friends from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, where a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorials be made to St. Malachy's Catholic Church.

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St. Malachy's Catholic Church-Madrid
207 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Thursday, April 15, 2010
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Malachy's Catholic Church-Madrid
207 Gerald Street
Madrid, IA US 50156
Friday, April 16, 2010
10:30 AM
Colfax Cemetery
Colfax, IA US
Friday, April 16, 2010