Anne Driscoll, 98

Anne V. Driscoll, 98, Urbana, was born Anne Veronica Tworek on Feb. 23, 1920, in Columbus (Platte County), Neb., to Frank and Barbara Tworek.  She passed away at her home, Wednesday, Feb. 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, Neb.. 
As a newly registered nurse, Anne, immediately answered her call to serve in World War I and traveled by train to San Jose, Calif., where she cared for wounded veterans (U.S. Army Nurse Corp).
Following World War I, 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 World War iI service.  Six months later, Nov. 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, Ky.; 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 was 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.  Visitation was  Monday, March 5, 2018, with Recitation of the Rosary taking place at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash.

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.

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Posted on 2018 Mar 06