Saturday, December 12, 2015

Obit of Frances (McCarthy) McCormick

Per Bob Saathoff email:
LINCOLN, IL - Frances McCormick, 96, of Lincoln, died at 1:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at Martin Health Center in Bloomington, Ill. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. McCormick will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at Peasley Funeral Home. A Rosary Service will be held at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. 
Frances McCarthy was born April 19, 1919, in Lincoln, a daughter of James and Anna Hayes McCarthy. In 1946 she was married to William L. McCormick of Emden. William preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2005. Frances is survived by one son, Timothy T. (Liana) McCormick; two granddaughters, Carina and Adina McCormick; and one sister, Mary A. Migielicz of Savoy. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son; two brothers, Fr. James Thomas McCarthy and Robert W. McCarthy; and her parents. 
Frances was educated in local parochial and public schools, was graduated from Lincoln College and the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Education. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta social sorority. She taught commercial subjects in the high school of Chatsworth and at Lincoln Community High School. Mrs. McCormick was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln. She was a charter member of the Logan County Parks & Trails Foundation. She was a member of the Board of trustees of the Farmers State Bank of Emden and was a trustee and treasurer of the Old Bethel Church Association of Emden. Frances was past president of the Monday Book Club and long-time treasurer of that group. She was a member and past president of the American Association of University Women and the PTA council of the City of Lincoln. In 1988 Frances assumed management of the James McCarthy & Son Realty business, which was organized by her father, James McCarthy, in 1921. 
Memorials may be made to: The Sisters of Charity, BVM, located at 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003. Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln. 
Published in The State Journal-Register from Dec. 10 to Dec. 11, 2015

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