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December 7, 2019

10/21/2019 6:06:00 AM
Ley, Mary Alice

Mary Alice Ley, age 97, of Mineral Point passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Bloomfield Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Mineral Point on August 3, 1922 the daughter of Alvis and Gertrude (Schmit) Schaaf.
She graduated from Mineral Point High School in 1940. She graduated from St. Louis Nursing School as a Registered Nurse.
She married Charles Ley on June 26, 1946, and together they farmed for many years in Jonesdale. Mary Alice worked at St. Joseph Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Iowa County and nursing homes for many years. She enjoyed gardening and made the best cinnamon rolls.
They further enjoyed the many vacations with family and friends in their motor home and trips to the casino.
She is survived by her children; Bob (Leotta) Ley of Jonesdale, Marge (Ken) Sherwin of Richland Center, Marcia Gort of Dodgeville, and Randy (Arlene Sommer) Ley of Mineral Point; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters Lois McGraw of Dodgeville and Delores McCauley of Gratiot, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles on November 3, 2014, a son-in-law Louie Gort, and a special granddaughter, Terri Ley, a brother Raymond (Bernadine) Schaaf, sisters; Agnes (Gene) Ley, Margarie (Joe) Conway, Jean (Terry) Kurtzweil, Joan (John) Hardy and Marcella (Gerald) Stauffacher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Mary & Paul's Catholic Church in Mineral Point. Fr. Michael Tarigopula will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Gorgen Funeral Home in Mineral Point and on Wednesday from 10:00 until 10:50 a.m. at the church.
Gorgen Funeral Home

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