In Memory of

Mary J. Kaskey

November 14, 1927 - October 9, 2019
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Mary J. Kaskey 91, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Sunny Knoll Care Centre, Rockwell City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     Mary is survived by her daughters, April (Richard) Angotti of Bend, Oregon, and Mary (Gary) Smith of Rockwell City; sister Joyce Rigby of Laurens; and brother Richard Anderson of Trenton, MO; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Charles; and parents, Fred Homer and Hazel (Harris) Anderson.

     Mary Joan Anderson Kaskey was born November 14, 1927 at Algona, Iowa.  She graduated from Algona High School, with the Class of 1945, and received her teaching degree from Iowa State Teachers College, now University of Northern Iowa.  Following her education, Mary taught English and Speech.  On July 30, 1950 she was united in marriage to Charles G. Kaskey at Wesley, Iowa.  The couple established their home in Lohrville and later moved to Rockwell City.  Mary worked with her husband at Cal-Car Farm Service and for a several years she worked at the Calhoun County Engineer Office.  She also had worked at the North Central Correctional Facility as a teacher’s aide.  Charles passed away in 1984.  Mary was a member of the United Methodist Church, various Church Committees, Reading Circle, and past member of the Rockwell City Library Board.    

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Saturday
October 12, 2019
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Anita Bane
Kim Courter
Brad Assman
Ed Adcock
Craig Bradley
Gary Smith
Richard Angotti
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. - Friday
October 11, 2019
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:55 PM
“We enjoyed Mary so much! Coffee and cake on Sat. With her sweet dogs! You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Rev. Doug and Linda Harding”
- Linda J. Harding

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:41 AM
“My prayers are with you and your family right now. Romans 8:28”
- Jennifer Mothershead

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8:49 PM
“Your Mom was a special lady. Always enjoyed being with her back in our younger days. Playing Bridge was a favorite for us then.”

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:21 AM
“Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Loved getting to know her and listening to her talk while at Sunny knoll. May she RIP now. Sincerely Marilyn Thompson ”
- Marilyn Thompson

Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 6:21 AM
“April, Mary and families, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Mary was a great gal and always had a smile. Mary worked with my Dad Roy at Cal-Car for many years, so I would see her everytime I went to the office with him. RIP Mary”
- Missy Anderson Maher

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:39 PM
“Mary was a wonderful lady. Deepest sympathies for your loss.”
- Becky (Hiler) Kmett

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:38 PM
“My sincere sympathies for you on the loss of your dear sweet mom. I have many memories of her walking her puppies, cheerfully calling out greetings across the street to my family and her being a wonderful neighbor. Praying for you during the hard days ahead. ”
- Vicki McClintock

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:49 PM
“Such a zest for life this woman had! She was a devoted and valuable member of the Library Board for years. Mary was really a treasure for the entire community.”
- Hilda Hartling

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 3:47 PM
“So sorry to hear about Mary passing. She was one of my favorite people when I worked at the nursing home. She always had a smile!”
- Diane Vavak

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