Gallagher, Faye E.
Faye E. Gallagher, 86, of Brooklyn, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at her home. Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, with the Rev. John Dodds officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Brooklyn. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn.
A memorial fund has been established.
Faye is survived by her children, Dennis Gallagher (Rita) of Belle Plaine, Tim Gallagher (Liliana Maldonado) of Herndon, Va., Gregory Gallagher and John Gallagher, both of Brooklyn, and JoAnn Winter (Joe) of Earlville; and six grandchildren, Denise Gallagher of Cedar Rapids, Nicholas Gallagher (Tylar) of Belle Plaine, Riley Gallagher of Brooklyn and Nichole, Kelly and Paige Winter of Earlville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raphael in 1988; and three sisters, Ada Squiers, Helen Beadle and Carol Squiers.
Faye Evelyn Stone was born Jan. 15, 1926, in Haven, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Florence Rector Stone. She graduated from Brooklyn High School in 1943 and then from the American Institute of Business (AIB). She married Mathias Raphael Gallagher on Nov. 5, 1952 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Brooklyn. Faye was employed at various businesses in the area, including the Carnsforth Restaurant as a waitress, as bookkeeper for Brooklyn Elevator, Smith Douglas Fertilizer and Barbara Whisenand. She enjoyed the Haven community and talking about living on the family farm. She looked forward to coffee downtown with her friends and taking the children to the state fair. Faye was an avid Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan. She was a devoted wife and mother, her family being her main focus in life.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Gazette Nov. 9, 2012.