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May 9, 1924 - December 3, 2012

Mary Jane was born May 9, 1924 in Ridgeway, Iowa to Thomas and Elizabeth (McCormick) McConnell.  She attended country school and then Cresco High School. On January 10, 1942 she married Leonard McCabe in Bluffton, Iowa.  They farmed in the Coldwater area for a short time before moving to the Amherst area and then Mabel area where she helped with the chores and milking the cows by hand.  In 1966 they moved into Mabel.  She also worked at Control Data in Spring Grove and Rush Products in Rushford, and then at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel for 24 years as a Nurses Aid.  Leonard later passed away on May 19, 1986 She was a member of the St.Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel and enjoyed keeping up on current events through the newspaper, watching and listening to sporting events, crocheting, knitting, and most of all visiting with family and friends.

Mary Jane passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 3, 2012 at the age of 88.

Mary Jane is survived by seven children Darrell (Doris) of Lanesboro,  Dennis (Cindi) of Roland, Iowa, Loren (Barb) of Mabel, Mark (Gloria Moen) of Harmony, Dave (Sonia) of Chatfield, Marcia (Richard) Larson of Mabel, and Susie (Gary) Morken of Mabel; 22 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and a brother Francis McConnell.  She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard; four brothers Edward, Lucian, Roger, and Jimmy; and two grandchildren Nicki Majerus and Rick Larson.

Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, Minnesota with Father Shawn Haremza officiating.  Burial will be in the Mabel Public Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM Friday at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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