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Mary Genevieve Wemple

January 9, 1929 March 2, 2010
Mary Genevieve Wemple
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Obituary for Mary Genevieve Wemple

Worthington, Minnesota

     Mary Genevieve Wemple was born in Brewster, MN, on January 9, 1929, to James Leo and Magdeline (Wallace) McConnell. She attended school near Brewster and moved to a Worthington area farm in 1940. She graduated from Worthington High School in 1946 and on June 26, 1950, she was united in marriage to James L. Wemple.
     Mary loved to travel, particularly with family, going on bus trips and cruises including a Mediterranean cruise. She was very proud to have been able to visit the Vatican and tour Rome. One of her fondest memories is traveling to Ireland with family to visit relatives and see where her family came from.
     She loved sewing, crocheting and cross-stitching and then sharing all of her projects with her family and friends. Mary enjoyed reading, word search puzzles and spending time with her family. She spent a generous portion of her life utilizing her homemaking skills at the church and the rectory. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Mary died on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at the Sanford Regional Hospital in Worthington, MN.
     Mary is survived by her brother, Jack McConnell of Worthington; her four children, Steven (Patricia) Wemple of Miami, Florida and their children, Lisa, James and Stefanie; Barbara Westphal of Worthington, Minnesota and her children, Celia and Paige; Mary Ellen (David) Lowe of Muscatine, Iowa and their children, Nicholas (Adrianne) Doy and Caitlin Ryan; and, Marc (Charlotte) Wemple of Rosemount, Minnesota, and their children, Anthony and Benjamin. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Joan Crowley, infant sister Ann McConnell, and her beloved husband of 58 years, James.
     Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 8, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with Father Larry Brixius officiating. Mary’s grandchildren will serve as casket bearers. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Worthington, Minnesota.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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