Malone, Josephine Mary (Lamphiear)
Josephine Mary (Lamphiear) Malone, 104, of Sebeka, Minn., formerly of Manchester, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Heritage House in Sebeka.
Josephine was born to Clifford and Mary (Koehler) Lamphiear on Nov. 14, 1907, in Bear Creek Township near Elkader, Iowa. She was raised on a farm in Bear Creek and attended 12 years of schooling and one year of normal training in Elkader, studying and completing her degree to be an elementary schoolteacher. Upon graduation, she was employed at a nearby country school.
Josephine was united in marriage to Harold Malone on July 3, 1930, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. They lived there in three different homes for the next 70 years. After Harold’s death, she moved to Sebeka, Minn., to be near her daughter, Joanne. She remained in good health until the past few months, when her health began to fail.
Josephine is survived by her three children, Harold David Malone of Sartell, Minn., Joanne (Ed) Schleder of Sebeka, Minn., and Charles (Marita) Malone of Kimberling City, Mo.; two sisters, Adeline (Frank) Arnold of Elk River, Minn., and Berniece Hodgson of Platteville, Wis.; seven grandchildren, Cathy (Lynn) Johnson, Diane Malone, Dave (Christine) Malone, Lisa (Gaylard) Carlson, John (Rona) Schleder, Charles Schleder and Susan (Robert) Morton; 15 great-grandchildren, Rob Johnson, Jesse Malone, Josh Folmar, Eddie Carlson, Nate Carlson, Jessica Carlson, Mamie Carlson, Josie Carlson, Joy Fredrickson, Jordan Carlson, Luke Schleder, Hannah Schleder, Lavender Schleder, Sam Morton and Sierra Morton; and many nieces and nephews.
Josephine was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents; and six brothers and sisters, Jerry Lamphiear, Jesse Lamphiear, Mabel Willie, Clifford Lamphiear, Thomas Lamphiear and Mary Frederich.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Resurrection: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester, by the Rev. Richard Gaul. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory in Manchester, with a 5 p.m. Scripture service. Visitation also will be after 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.
Published Nov. 15, 2012 in The Gazette