Longtime Catholic Charities staff member Mary Stookey died at Iowa Methodist Medical Center on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 following complications from pneumonia. Mary was an Administrative Secretary at Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Des Moines for 30 years!
Mary was known for so many things especially her genuine respect and empathy for the clients she welcomed daily, the words of wisdom that she could offer on almost any topic and her one-of-a-kind sense of humor.
Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Please remember Mary, her family, friends, co-works and everyone whose lives she touched in your prayers.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Friday, January 7th
Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Altoona
105 Fourth Street S.W. - Altoona, Iowa 50009
Saturday, January 8th
Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am
at St. Ambrose Cathedral, 607 High Street in Des Moines
a luncheon will follow at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 601 Grand Ave. in Des Moines