February 24, 2014


Mary Helen (Monaghan) Holland, 88, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

Funeral Mass was Saturday, Feb. 22, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Gretna, Neb.

Mary Helen, daughter of James and Mary (Powers) Monaghan was born March 16, 1925 in Vail, Iowa. She attended St. Ann Catholic Grade and High Schools. Mary Helen graduated as a registered nurse from St. Anthony School of Nursing, Carroll, Iowa, Class of 1946.

On Aug. 12,1947, she married Joseph Francis Holland. The greatest joys in Mary Helen's life came from her faith and her family.

Mary Helen is survived by her children Thomas (Lynne) Holland, Arlington Heights, Ill.; Ann (David) Daeges,Litchfield, Minn.; Jean (Steve) Longbottom, Boise, Idaho; Dorothy (Edward) Dulik, Gretna,Neb.; Mary Joan Lemarr, Prescott, Ariz.; Catherine Holland, Omaha, Neb.; and Nora (Mitch) Jensen, Blue Springs,Mo; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter Marilyn (Doug) Henslee.