INDIANOLA -- Garnet Irene McConville died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook. She was 85 years old.
On Aug. 4, 1923, she was born at Indianola to Paul and Ruby L. (Wolf) Fritsch. She graduated from Havanna High School in 1940. In 1973, she graduated from LPN school in Kearney.
Garnet married Marion A. Houghtelling at St. James Church in Curtis on June 17, 1942. He died Sept. 19, 1976. She married LaMoine T. McConville in Cambridge on Nov. 25, 1978.
She lived all her life in the Indianola and McCook communities. She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church of Indianola and St. Patrick's Catholic Church of McCook.
She was a member of the Altar Society, enjoyed her prayer groups, Compassionate Friends and was an avid supporter of the Right to Life. She loved working on tied quilts, her family and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husbands, Marion Archie Houghtelling and LaMoine Thomas McConville, and grandson, Gary Blume.
Survivors include sons, David and wife, Deb Houghtelling of Cambridge, Dennis and wife, Donna Houghtelling of Indianola and Kenneth and wife, Beth Houghtelling of Cambridge; daughters, Caron and husband, Don High of Indianola, Connie and husband, Gary Rothmeyer of Indianola, Paula and husband, James Blume of Indianola and LuAnne and husband, Doug Gnuse of Valley; step-sons, Bill and wife, Sandy McConville of Culbertson and Ed and wife, Rita McConville of Indianola; step-daughters, Kathy and husband, Dale Wemhoff of Norfolk, Judy and husband, Brent Dickie of Omaha, Betty and husband, Mark Dodd of Chicago, Ill. and Donna McConville of Virginia Beach, Va.; 37 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren.
Rosary will be Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home and Mass of Christian burial Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the St. Catherine Catholic Church in Indianola with Father Thomas McGuire officiating. Burial will be in the St. Catherine Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family would like memorials to be given to the Community Hospital Foundation.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m. and Tuesday until time of Rosary. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com. to send condolences.
Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.