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Evelyn A. Maher, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Crestview Care Center in West Branch.

Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 31 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice.

Evelyn was born October 30, 1932, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar and Anna Cilek Petersen. She was a graduate of West Branch High School. On July 10, 1952, Evelyn married Kenneth Maher at St. Joseph’s Church in West Liberty.

Over the years she had been employed as a secretary in the Department of Pediatrics at UIHC, the University Architects office and the Cytogenetic Lab.

Evelyn was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ladies of the Moose and the Johnson County Farm Bureau. She loved to read, travel, work crossword puzzles, play cards, dance and spend time with her family.

Evelyn is survived by her three children, Larry (Sandy) Maher of West Branch, Dennis (Denise Griffith) Maher of Farmington, MN and Linda ( John “Mike”) Donohoe of Virginia Beach, VA; seven grandchildren, Corey Donohoe, Renee (Eric) Meyer, Samantha (Jason) Davis, Michael (Jessica) Maher, Michelle (Jacob) Reichert,Nicholas (Joanna) Griffith and Noah Griffith; four great grandchildren, Addison, Alana, Alison and Ashley.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents. her husband, and one son Charles.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lensingfuneral.com

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