Clara M. Enright
April 13, 1918 ~ May 13, 2013
Clara M. Enright, age 95 of Elma, IA, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Colonial Manor in Elma with her family gathered at her side. Clara Mary Thompson was born on April 13, 1918 to Severt and Mayme (Marik) Thompson on the family farm near Lourdes, IA. Clara attended our Lady of Lourdes School at Lourdes and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in 1936. She was employed as a secretary for Peoples Savings Bank for many years until her retirement. Clara was united in marriage to Francis Enright on November 17, 1942 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. She was a Religious Education teacher and shared her faith academically and by example. Clara enjoyed TOPS and was a lifelong member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Rosary Society and Immaculate Conception Church. Clara cared about all those who came and went or stayed in her life. She loved to talk, so even in death she is wishing you a fond farewell. Clara is survived by her children Patricia (Lyle) Streich of Kansas City, MO, Alice (Bill) Gansen of Toddville, IA and Charles (Beth) Enright of Mason City, IA; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one sister Mary Heying of Elma, IA; cousins; nieces and nephews; neighbors and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents Severt and Mayme Thompson; her husband Francis (November 25, 1984); two brothers Thomas and Leo; sister Alice and son John Russell. Cemetery: Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Elma, IA with Brian Streich, Bobby Streich, Bradley Streich, Eric Gansen, Peter Gansen, Matthew Gansen, Bryan Enright and John Enright serving as urn bearers. Memorials may be directed to Clara's family. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma with a rosary at 4:30pm and a scriptural wake service at 6:00pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30am, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, IA with Father Steve Garner celebrating.