Mary Ann (Shaughnessy) Meyer


Mary Ann (Shaughnessy) Meyer, age 96 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Wednesday, November
28, 2018 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home.
Her Funeral Mass will be the Mass of the Immaculate Conception at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,
December 8 at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church in Belle Plaine. Fr. Brian Lynch will
officiate the Mass. Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m at the church on Saturday. Interment
will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Belle Plaine.
Mary Ann was born on February 2, 1922 in Jessenland Township to Ray and Veronica (Hensler)
Healy. She married Leo Shaughnessy on September 12, 1942. Together they had six children:
Robert, Janice, Michael, Patty, Joe, and Lori.
Mary Ann enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends, going to the casino, and playing
with her best friend Hank, her cat.
Mary Ann worked at the Valley View Nursing Home, Plastics Plant, and had many house
cleaning jobs.
Mary Ann is survived by her son, Michael (Debbie) Shaughnessy; daughter-in-law, Jan
Shaughnessy; sons-in-law, Joe (Linda) Fahey, and Josh (Cleo) Karlberg; grandchildren, Melissa
(Jeff) Siegle, Cassie (Steve) Gerres, Brent Shaughnessy, Kelly Shaughnessy, Brian Shaughnessy,
Tammy Schultz, Tracy (Troy) Witt, Joey (Joanna) Fahey, Chris (Sara) Fahey, Ryan Fahey,
Shaun Karlberg, and Katie Karlberg; 23 great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; many
nieces and nephews; and her cat, Hank.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Shaughnessy; sons, Robert and Joe
Shaughnessy; daughters, Janice Fahey, Patty Karlberg, and Lori Shaughnessy; sisters, Marie
Herrmann, Veronica Traxler, and Margaret McCormick; brothers, Charles “Bud” Healy, and
Kenneth Healy.


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