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Kathrine Ione O’Meara, 84 of Dubuque passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019 at home with her family by her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Church of the Nativity with Rev. Msgr. James Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where there will be a parish wake service at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will also be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass on Thursday.
Kathrine was born on January 30, 1935 in Dubuque, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Wade) Parkins. She married Donald “Ducky” O’Meara on October 30, 1954 at the Church of the Nativity. She started her working career at Interstate Power Co. and later worked for Bishops Buffet for 22 years.
Kathrine was all about her home and her family. She was “Mom” to many, and everyone was always welcome at her home. It did not matter if you needed a place to stay or a great home cooked meal you were always welcome especially at Christmas time.
She is survived by her husband Donald “Ducky” O’Meara, her two children Timothy (Janell) O’Meara and Tori O’Meara, and her two grandchildren Myranda and Shane O’Meara, along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Mary Jane Kubitz, and many O’Meara brothers and sisters-in-law.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque or the Church of the Nativity.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque and the Staff at University of Iowa hospitals and Clinics for all the great care they gave to Kathrine.