Lola Mae (Nelsen) Maher, age 85 of Mechanicsville lost her battle with cancer on May 7, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. A Wake service will be held on Monday, May 10, 2021, beginning at 8:00 am, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mechanicsville followed by Mass at 10:30 am. Burial and concluding rites will follow in the Red Oak Cemetery, rural Tipton. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Lola was born March 19, 1936 in Tipton Iowa to Walter and Edna (Hartley) Nelsen. She married Robert Maher April 1953 in Tucson, AZ.
Lola is loved and survived by her daughters, Kathi (Lee) Kruse, of Lisbon, Connie (Doug) Weber, of Mechanicsville, and Lisa (Steve) Vittetoe, of Lisbon; grandchildren, Michelle, April, Kristie, Chiara, Tracy, Jennifer and Sandra; 12 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-great grandchild; 1 Sister, Betty Coonrod, Phoenix, AZ, (who came to live with her during her cancer battle and is truly our family Angel) and 1 niece, 2 nephews and many friends.
One of Lola’s passions was volunteering for the Mechanicsville community. These include the Mechanicsville Legion Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and for the Senior Dining Bingo night. She was the organizer of funeral lunches in the community for many years. She was famous for her potato salad. She loved having family gatherings at her home, reading, gardening and working at Bubba’s. She owned and operated several businesses over her lifetime.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Walter Nelsen, her husband, Robert Maher, and sister, Patricia Sterner.
All memorial donations will stay in the Mechanicsville community.
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