Anne V. Driscoll, 98, Urbana, IN
She was born Anne Veronica Tworek on February 23, 1920 in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska to Frank and Barbara Tworek. She passed away at her home, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, surrounded by family.
Anne attended St. Staislaus Catholic Grade School, graduated from Duncan High School, and attended St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, Lincoln, Nebraska.
As a newly registered nurse, Anne, immediately answered her call to serve in WWII and traveled by train to San Jose, California where she cared for wounded veterans (U.S. Army Nurse Corp).
Following WWII, Anne attended University of Oregon Medical School, Portland, Oregon earning her post-graduate degree in Public Health.
She met Eugene Driscoll in California after he finished his WWII service. Six months later, November 3, 1949, they married. Together they moved back to Eugene’s childhood home and began farming.
Anne’s passion for Lagro’s Historic St. Patrick’s Catholic Church led to the Church being listing on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Anne’s other memberships included: Ladies Night Out, Friends of St. Patrick’s, American Legion Post (Lagro), Farm Bureau, St. Bellarnine (North Manchester), St. Patrick’s (Lagro).
Surviving are her sons, Matthew (Angie) Driscoll and Frank (Beth) Driscoll, both of Urbana; her daughters, Mollie (Frank) Marsh, Mountain Home, Idaho and Eugenia (Robert) Cicero, Florence, Kentucky.; 11 grandchildren along with spouses, Adam Marsh, Lucas (Allyson) Marsh, Capri (Shaun) Brixey, Kurtis (Alma) Cicero, Bridget Driscoll, Kaitlin (Clint) Plake, Shannah Driscoll, Ryan Driscoll, Sarah Driscoll, Anna Driscoll, Daniel Driscoll; and four great-grandchildren: Mason Brixey, Reed Brixey, Hendrick Cicero, Oakleigh Marsh. She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, five brothers and four sisters. One sister, Theresa Koziol, resides in Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in Lagro with Father Andrew Curry officiating. Graveside interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lagro, Indiana. Calling hours will be Monday, March 5, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Friends of St. Patrick’s, c/o Nancy Fearnow, P.O. Box 293, Roann, IN 46974.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.