Jane A. Hanrahan, 84, of Iowa City, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Mercy Hospice Care in Iowa City with her family at her side.
Jane was born Feb. 2, 1925, in Iowa City, the daughter of Leo and Helen Patterson Beasley. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1944 and married Joseph “Joe” Hanrahan on Nov. 12, 1951, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Iowa City.
Jane worked as a nurse’s aide at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City for 24 years, retiring in 1990.
Devoted to her family and her faith, Jane was a member of St. Patrick’s Altar & Rosary Society, St. Patrick’s Needleworkers, God’s Helping Hands and was voted St. Patrick’s Irish Mother of the Year in 2007.
Since 1986, Jane was extremely loyal to the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration and the Mother of Perpetual Help Devotion. She was also a member of The Red Hat Ladies. She volunteered countless hours with Mercy Guild at Mercy Hospital, the Angels of Mercy program and Iowa City Hospice.
Survivors include her children, Teresa O’Neil (Tim) of West Branch; Mary Jane Walker of Iowa City; Margaret Juels (Tim) of West Branch; Joseph Hanrahan (Renee) of Solon; Dan Hanrahan, Mike Hanrahan (Kirsten), and Marty Hanrahan (Ann), all of Iowa City; Tim Hanrahan of West Branch; 18 grandchildren: Tim (Sarah), Kelli, Dan, Chad, Angi (Chad), Nick, Jennifer, Kari, Hillary (Michael), Huck, Chris, Nathan, Madelynn, Logan, Riley, Jordan, Derek and Ryan; four great-grandchildren: Lukas, Morgan, Kale and Andrew; sisters, Mary Ellen (Richard) Steninger of Cedar Rapids; Nellie Sindelar of Ely, Nev.; Florence Hagen of Ankeny; and Cathy (Duane) Anderson of Iowa City; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joe in 2001; a daughter, Sheila; four brothers: Bruce, Herb, Art and Frank; and one sister, Renata.