Mary Gay Obituary

Mary Jeanine Gay
Mary Jeanne Gay
Mary Jeanine Gay

January 25, 1931 - December 19, 2006
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Mary J. Gay, 75, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Visitation Catholic Church, 1271 E. 9th in Des Moines. Mary was born January 25, 1931, in Chicago, the daughter of Vincent and Lucille Neuwoehner. She was a graduate of East High School and was a life long resident of Des Moines. She was employed for several years by Polk County. Among her several position, she served as the Director of the Polk County Detox Center, the Director for Polk County General Relief, and the Director of Senior Citizen Services. She retired in 1990 having bent and broken many rules in order to help those in need. She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, Mercy Heritage, and the Catholic Women's League.

Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy (John) Renick. Mary is survived by her children Fred (Jen) Van Liew, Liz (Mark) Rush, Teresa (Frank) Cooley, Michael (Rose) Gay, all of Des Moines. She is also survived by the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Molly, John, Patrick, Mark, Daniel, Kate, Phil, Juliann, Sarah, Mary Bridget, Emily, Bryan, Ben, Loren, Erin, Abbie, Travis, Caleb, Lillian, and Rebecca, and her sister, Virginia. She is also survived by seven great- grandchildren. Visitation with her family present will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 5 p.m. at Iles Funeral Home - Dunn's Chapel, 2121 Grand Ave. in Des Moines. Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Family School Foundation.


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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, December 22, 2006
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Visitation Catholic Church
1271 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50316
Saturday, December 23, 2006
10:00 AM


Holy Family School Foundation
1265 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50316