Mary Elizabeth McCarney, age 93, died on Monday, October 12, 2020. She had been in ill health for many years.

Mary was born on August 19, 1927 in Newton, Iowa to Ben and Clarice McCarney. After living in many places throughout Iowa, Mary and her family settled in Des Moines in 1942. She graduated from North High School in January of 1945. She started working for Northwestern Bell in 1944 and retired in 1986, after 41 ½ years of service.

Mary enjoyed spending time with family and friends, music, dancing, and reading. She was a member of Union Park Presbyterian Church and Telephone Pioneers.

Mary is survived by her brother’s children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dan McCarney, and her sister Nancy McCarney.

A private burial will take place at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, or the Arthritis Foundation of Iowa.

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