Lucille Gaffney

    Lucille M. Gaffney, 77, of 200 3rd Street South, Swaledale, Iowa, died Friday morning, Aug. 26, 2011, at her home.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell with Father Rodney Allers officiating.  Internment was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Swaledale. Condolences and stories may be shared with the family at visitation or at or

    Lucille Mae was born to Albert and Leona (Buseman) Priebe on May 29, 1934. She attended school in Klemme, Iowa and later graduated from Hamilton Business College with a degree in Business Administration. She was the manager of First State Bank in Swaledale and assistant cashier for 38 years, retiring in 1998. On Jan. 29, 1951, Lucille was united in marriage to John “Dick” Gaffney. They made their home in Swaledale where they raised their two sons.  Over the years, she enjoyed bird watching, spending time outdoors, and taking care of her pets including her cat, Sophie.  She also loved playing cards with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a remarkable woman who truly will be missed by her family and those who knew her.
    Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John; two sons, John Randall Gaffney, Boulder, Colo.and Edward Gaffney and his wife, Lorena, Swaledale; five grandchildren, Catherine Riegle, Terra Gaffney-Simmer, Sarah Novacek, Angela Sturges, and Benjamin Gaffney; four great-grandchildren, Bridget Gaffney and Brooke Gaffney-Simmer, Tyler and Ethan Riegle; and two sisters, Luella (Jim) Bonner, Clear Lake; and Miriam (Gene) Jaberg, New Brighton, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
    Lucille was preceded in death by her parents.

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