|Birth: ||May 5, 1914|
|Death: ||Jul. 19, 2009|
Mary L. Harkin Couch, 95, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Mary Lucile Harkin Couch was born the daughter of Mary Ellen McCarthy and Marcus Edward Harkin on May 5, 1914 in Ankeny, IA. She attended St. Joseph's Academy. Mary lived in the Des Moines area alll of her life and June 18, 1938 she was united in marriage to Raymond William Couch. After raising their four children, Mary worked at Arnolds Fashion Shop for 10 years and retired in 1977. Mary was a member of St. Augustin Catholic Church, Catholic Women's League, Bishop Drumm Guild, Mercy Hospital Guild and the Dowling Club.
Mary was devoted to her family. She is survived and lovingly remembered by her four children, Michael Couch and his wife Janice of LeClaire, IA, Dennis Couch and his wife Carole of Salt Lake City, UT, Kathleen Kieling and her husband Robert of Westlake Village, CA and Patricia Lynch and her husband Gregory of Des Moines; 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond, her brothers, Msgr. Edward Harkin, Thomas Harkin and John Harkin and her sister, Alice Harkin.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Augustin Catholic Church, Mercy Hospice or Dowling High School.
Iles Funeral Homes
Marcus Harkin (1882 - 1968)
Mary Ellen McCarthy Harkin (1887 - 1968)
Raymond William Couch (1913 - 2002)*
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Record added: Apr 10, 2010
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