Clara M. Enright

clara enright
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.

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  1. So sorry to here of Clara’s passing. She was a remarkable person that will never be forgotten. Peace to you all during this time.

  2. Lyle, Patty, Brian, Bridgette, Bob, & Brad & families,
    Your family has always had a very special place in my heart. Clara is in so many of my memories and she meant a lot to me. I am thinking of you all, sending up many prayers, and much love.

  3. Our sympathy to the entire family. We have many memories of Clara – in the store – religious education teacher – meeting at the Post Office – all part of the small town family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. So sorry to hear of your mother”s passing. Just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. i will keep you in my prayers. My deepest sympathies.

  5. Words can not express the love in my heart for Clara, I have so many fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

  6. Charlie and family

    Thinking of you and your loved ones on the loss of your mother. God bless!


  7. My prayers and God’s blessing be with all of the Enright family.
    With You,
    Aguilera family

  8. Our sympathy to all the family.I always enjoyed visiting with Clara-usually in the grocery store.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your sorrow.

    Louise (Meirick) and Donn Harris

  9. Our thoughts are with you during this time of grief. May your many fond memories of your years together be of some comfort to you at this time.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with Clara’s family. Clara always had time to stop and visit, we always loved to hear her childhood stories and stories of family. She has blessed us all.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this time of grief. I have many fond memories, when we both were religion teachers, and attending meetings in Cedar Rapids. She was a remarkable lady, I will never forget! Peace to you during this time.

  12. Sorry to hear about Clara’s passing. She was the most wonderful neighbor anyone could imagine. I have so many great memories of Clara and Francis growing up. One of my favorites is when I had to apologize for accidentally shooting a hole in one of their windows with my BB gun. Dad made me go over and apologize and offer to pay to replace the window. During my apology, Francis could not stop laughing and Clara refused to take any of my paper route money. Enough said. Many more great memories. I will miss you Clara.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Clara’s family. How does one think of just one memorable moment, when Clara made every meeting memorable. I will remember mostly her smile, her caring self and genuine interest in everyone she met. Until we meet again Clara.

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