Mary Hanlon, 82

Mary Hanlon, 82, of Belle Plaine, died of a rare cancer on Monday, April 25, 2011 at her farmhouse in Derrynane Township, Le Sueur County.

Mary Bessie David was born on March 19, 1929 to Thomas and Mary (Rehor) David in the house that her father built in Montgomery. The family later moved to the farm on the eastern edge of Le Sueur County. When Mary started school, she spoke only Czech, and after learning English she remained bilingual the rest of her life. She attended country grade school, St. Raphael's Catholic School, and then Montgomery High School.

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