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Jennie Neary

Jennie Neary, 98, of Northome died July 23, 2011 at Northome HealthCare Center in Northome.

Funeral services were held July 27 at Hope Lutheran Church in Northome with Pastor Roy Johnson officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Northomeunder the direction of Cease Family Funeral Home of Blackduck.

Pallbearers were Michael Neary, Jeff Wendt, Rick Johnson, Bob Johnson, Steve Maas, Christopher Wendt, Tom Steele and Greg Salvaag.

She was born July 17, 1913 in Bemidji to Martin and Laura Johnson. She married Frank Neary in 1945 and they owned and operated a grocery store in Northome for nearly 30 years.

She is survived by a son, Ted (Dianna) Neary of Hibbing; three grandchildren, Michael (Patti) Neary of Princeton, Michelle (Steve) Mathews of Hibbing and Brian (Andrea) Neary of Fountain Hills, AZ; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Delores Wendt of Blaine, Violet Salvaag of Bemidji and Mary Ann Irice of Coventry, R.I. and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, Martin and Laura Johnson and brothers, Walmar, Carl and Lawrence Johnson.