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Mary E. Haskins

Posted December 04, 2012 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

November 27, 1919 – December 2, 2012

Mary Haskins

Mary E. (Polly) Haskins, 98, died on Sunday December 2, 2012 at The Iowa Senior Jewish life Center. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at Dunn’s Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following. Burial will be private in Woodland Cemetery.

Mary (Polly) was born in Des Moines, Iowa on 11/27/1914. She attended Roosevelt High School and Drake University. She had lately resided at 3801 Grand Ave. where she had many friends, after 50 years of living at the family house at 100 51st. She worked for the M.A. Lumbard Company. In 1940, she married Frederick Hughes Haskins. They honeymooned at the family cottage in Okoboji. Polly will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She had many interests: preparing Braille for the blind, participating in a bridge group, as well as art and music.

She is survived by her two sons, Fred Haskins (Deb) and Robert Haskins (Janice); 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Polly was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Patricia.

Visitation will be held Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 5-6 p.m. at Dunn’s Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the family or charity of choice.

Arrangements by Iles Funeral Homes ~ Dunn’s Chapel.

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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