Mary Jo was born on May 28, 1944, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daugther of Milo Merhyn
and Dorothy Edwards Beard. She attended school at Ottumwa Heights and Clinton Holy
Angels and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1961.
She married James Rahe, Jr. on July 18, 1964 in Knoxville. They've made their home
in Pleasantville since that time. Mary was employed by Bankers Live in Des Moines
until 1966. She was very active in Pleasantville school and community activities,
and also taught Religion Classes at St. Anthonys.
Mary died on December 28, 1988 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines at the age of 44
years and 7 months.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband; one son: Marc of Pleasantville; two daughters: Deirdre
of Hollywood, Florida and Kara of Pleasantville; three brothers: James, Michael
and Thomas, all of Knoxville and two sisters: Mrs. Kenneth (Patricia) Reddick of
Shoreview, Minnesota and Lavohn Barbour of Des Moines.
EVANS-McCLEERY FUNERAL HOME Services for MARY JOE RAHE Saturday, December 31, 1988
at 10:00 a.m. St. Anthony's Catholic Church Knoxville, Iowa
Officiating Rev. Philip
Cardenzana Altar Servers Ty Poe11 Ryan Schumacher Music St. Anthony's Choir Honorary
Casketbearers Chris Rahe Dennis Cockayne Justin Chastain Gary Wallace Casketbearers
James Beard Charles Reddick Michael Beard Bryan Hotovec Andrew Reddick Pat Murphy
Interment Graceland Cemetery Knoxville, Iowa
Prayer Services Friday, December 30,
1988 at 6:30 p.m. Evans-McCleery Funeral Home