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 Clare D. <I>Donahoe</I> Gannon

Clare D. Donahoe Gannon

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 12 Feb 2017 (aged 92)
Waukee, Dallas County, Iowa, USA
Burial West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 176334138 · View Source
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Clare Gannon

Clare D. Gannon, 92, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Village of Legacy Pointe after a brief illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Clare was born January 21, 1925 in Des Moines to Edward and Marie (Kelleher) Donahoe. A lifelong resident of Des Moines, she graduated from St. Joseph Academy and the University of Iowa.

Clare worked as a food nutritionist at Younkers after college.

In 1951, she married Glenn Gannon.

She and Glenn opened The Dublin Door, an Irish import shop in Valley Junction in 1983.

She was a member of the Des Moines Junior League, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, and the Pioneer Club. She served on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Council for Social Concern (Catholic Charities), and as Nomination Committee Chairman of the Mercy Hospital Guild.

Clare enjoyed playing bridge, antiquing, reading, and the Iowa Hawkeyes. She had a keen mind and remarkable wit. She had a strong religious faith and was devoted to her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; parents; brothers, John, Edward and Bernard Donahoe; and sister, Marianne Peters.

Clare is survived by her three children, Patty (Tom) Haas, Tim (Peggy) Gannon, and Kathy Gannon; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Haas (Tim Assor), Ryan Haas, Aubrey (Shawn) Leisinger, Mary, Sean, Colleen and Kellan Gannon; three great-grandchildren, Shannon and Cameron Leisinger, and Liesel Haas-Assor; sister, Catherine (Kak) Hutchens; sisters-in-law, Sue Donahoe and Alice Donahoe; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the caring nursing staff and aides at Legacy Pointe Skilled Care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. Boniface Church or Iowa Public Television.

Obituary & photo published by McLaren's Chapel at Resthaven

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 176334138
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