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Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
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Barbara Healy

Barbara Marie Healy (Hauger)

Monday, September 12th, 1932 - Thursday, November 5th, 2020
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Barbara Marie Healy, age 88, of Irene, SD, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, SD.
Barbara Marie Healy was born on September 12, 1932, on the family farm in rural Irene, SD, to John and Margaret (O’Donnell) Hauger. She attended Klimisch Grade School and graduated from Mount Marty High School in 1950. Barb received her teaching degree from Mount Marty College in 1951.
Barb met the love of her life, Joe Healy, at a dance in Utica, SD. They were married on April 15, 1952, at Sigel Catholic Church. To this union, they were blessed with six children. She taught in various country schools in the early years of their marriage. Barb always felt education was very important therefore she returned to college and pursued a degree in Social Services graduating from Mount Marty College in 1977. She was employed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services until she retired at the age of 62.
Barb’s life revolved around all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many fond memories were made walking to Big Rock, playing board games, going on sleigh rides, camping, coloring Easter Eggs and hiking to Smutty Bear to name a few. Joe and Barb attended many numerous activities that each of the kids had as well. Barb also had a great love for growing flowers, watching birds, quilting, reading, and baking. They enjoyed traveling with both of her sisters and their spouses on various trips throughout the years and especially cherished their trips to Alaska.
Barb was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church and St. Columba Altar Society her entire married life. She was also involved in the area community women’s extension club and enjoyed being a Red Hat Lady with the local Irene gals.
Thankful for having shared her life are her husband, Joe, of 68 years; her children: Mary Healy, Dan Healy, David Healy, Ann (Dan) Hacecky, and Tom (Heidi) Healy; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter expected in February; sister Sharon (Larry) Andersen, brother-in-law George Watson, sisters-in-law Celestine Johansen and Linda Healy as well as a host of nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Bob Bernard; daughters-in-law Mary Bell Healy and Gigi Healy; and sister Peggy Watson.
A special thank you and gratitude for the kind, compassionate care given to Barb by the Avera Sister James Care Center staff this past year.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    St. Columba Catholic Church
    29601 444th Avenue
    Irene, SD, SD 57037
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    Visitation will be open to the public.
    ***Masks will be required and please practice social distancing.
  • Service

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 2:30pm
    St. Columba Catholic Church
    29601 444th Avenue
    Irene, SD, SD 57037
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    Due to the pandemic restrictions, the mass will be for immediate family only.
    Fr. Randy Phillips
  • Interment

    St. Columba Catholic Cemetery
    29601 444th Avenue
    Irene, SD, SD 57037
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Pat Lien-Francis

Posted at 11:32am
Joe, Mary and Danny, I was so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. I always enjoyed the time I was able to spend with her at state meetings when we were both at DSS! Caring and spunky...What a winning combination!!! my condolences to your family.

Love, Duane and Carla

Posted at 04:44pm
We know how much joy Barb found in nature . We hope that your family will find this a fitting tribute to a wonderful lady.
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Dan Manning

Posted at 01:34pm
Thinking of you all. Have nice memories of being around your family when I spent time at Jim & Darlene's as a kid.
Our sympathy, Dan & Anne Manning

Jim Bernard

Posted at 06:59am
Our Condolences to the Healy Family. I remember your mother as being a kind caring person. Wish I could attend the visitation, at home recuperating from some health issues. Jim,Brenda and Leah Bernard

Phyllis Hunhoff

Posted at 05:11pm
Dear Joe: My prayers are with you as you lay dear Barbara to rest. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to visit with you and Barb a few times out at Majestic Bluffs. I have such loving remembrances of her all the way back to Klimisch School. She was always so brilliant in class. And then she became a good mother and even went on for further education. I was born in August 1932 and I see that her birthday was in September of 1932. My love and prayers. I pray, also you stay well and avoid the virus. Sister Phyllis Hunhoff, OSB.

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