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 Mary Elizabeth <I>Darrah</I> Cresse

Mary Elizabeth Darrah Cresse

Sutton, Clay County, Nebraska, USA
Death 2 Sep 1988 (aged 91)
Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Memorial ID 176336528 · View Source
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Mary Cresse was born in Nebraska, a daughter of James Darrah and Elizabeth Mooney, both immigrants from Ireland. She had siblings John 1882–1965, Andrew, Catherine "Kate" 1886–1967, Claude 1888–1972, Charles , Martha McKirgan 1892–1990, Bertha May 1894–1949, Mable Etta 1899–1962, James V., Jr. 1902–1951 and Helen Margaret 1906–2001.

Her family lived in Sheridan, Nebraska and were farmers.

Mary became a registered nurse, working in doctors' offices in Lincoln, Nebraska.
She lived with Caroline M. Heidemann, also a registered nurse and a partner, for many years. They were both members and officers of the Lincoln Ladies Bowling Association in the 1940;s. Caroline also retired to Sun City and she and Elizabeth are interred together.

She married Arthur Read Cresse of Omaha in 1945 in Lincoln. He had a son Jack 1921-1998 from his previous marriage to Francis Miller, who died in 1944. They apparently had no children.

They moved to Des Moines, Iowa in 1947 where he was a supervisor for Travelers of Hartford Insurance Co. He died at their home in 1959 from cancer.

At some point Mary moved to Sun City, Arizona.

Mary's survivors included two sisters.

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Gravesite Details Interred with Caroline M. Heidemann 1897-1980 #177356009.




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 176336528
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Darrah Cresse (25 Apr 1897–2 Sep 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176336528, citing Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by PatM (contributor 48354920) .