Denis and Mary (Skerzick) Shea, Yuma
DENIS'S MOTHER is buried in Yuma # 19784565.
Mrs. Catherine Shea, born at Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, August 15, 1817, died September 23, 1909, at the residence of her youngest son, Patrick H. Shea, at Diller, Nebraska. She was married at the age of 18 to Michael Shea, who died in Yuma on April 18, 1888. She leaves three surviving sons, fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Services were held at Fairbury Catholic Church by Rev. J. J. Gary. Grandma Shea, who died a few days ago at Diller, Nebraska, was brought here Wednesday for burial. She lived to the ripe old age of 98 years.
Grandma was a resident of Yuma for many years, but for the past ten years has resided with her son, P. H. Shea, in Nebraska. She was a christian woman, loved by all who knew her, and the news of her death was as much of a shock to our people as it was to a near relative. The three sons, John Shea, of Alva, Okla., Dennis Shea, of Yuma, Colo., and Patrick H. Shea, of Diller, Neb., have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their dear old mother. Her remains were followed to their last resting place by a large procession of friends. Mr. Patrick Shea wishes to express his thanks to the many friends of his mother for their kindness in his hour of bereavement."
Her death certificate says she was the daughter of Jerry C. and Mary Conner, both born in Ireland.
Michael, dying 1888, is also buried in Yuma # 74272674.
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