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Frances Elizabeth "Bette" Leahy

Frances "Bette" Leahy, 79, of Rice Lake died Feb. 19 at the Lakeview Medical Center.

Mrs. Leahy was born to Hy and Esther (Lindquist) Mullaney on Nov. 4, 1920 at Superior. She grew up and attended school in Spooner and then attended Superior State Teachers College in Superior. After graduation, Mrs. Leahy taught English and French as a student teacher at the high school in Glidden. On June 21, 1945 she married Justin Leahy, and they moved to Milwaukee so he could earn a doctorate at Marquette University. They moved to Park Falls in 1948 and were both active in community life, and in 1957 they moved to the St. Paul area. Mrs. Leahy worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital until they moved to Rice Lake in 1972, where she worked as an assistant librarian at the UW-Barron County until retiring in 1984. She then became active in the Lakeview Medical Center Auxiliary and had served for 3 years as its president.

She is survived by a daughter, Jeanie Foshay of Chisago City, Minn.; three sons, Thomas of Woodbury, Minn., Patrick of Cameron and Michael of Charlotte, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Leahy’s husband, Justin "Doc" Leahy, died in 1983

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Frances Elizabeth "Bette'', age 79 of Rice Lake, WI formerly of the St. Paul, MN area died Saturday, February 19, 2000 at the Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. She is survived by 4 children; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Justin "Bob'' Leahy in 1983. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30AM Thursday, February 24, 2000 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rice Lake. Fr. Kevin Gordon officiating, with interment in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery at Dobi, WI. Friends may call from 4-8PM Wednesday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals and 10-10:30AM Thursday at the church.


From the Rice Lake Chronotype
Rice Lake On-line [courtesy of Jody (Leahy) Filipi].

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From The St Paul Pioneer Press, Feb 22,2000.
[Courtesy of Michele Schneider].