Obituary: Mary Josephine Meskimen, 1965-2008

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Mary Josephine Meskimen, 1965-2008 (Submitted Photo)

Mary was a 1984 Graduate of Italy. While in school, Mary pursued a nursing career with VICA through the Waxahachie School. In 1990, Mary moved to Minnesota and took several years to finished her life long goal to become a RN. However, before she took her exit exam, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She took her exam, passing the bar, but after surgery, was labeled disabled. Mary tried for several years to regain enough energy and skill to work in the nursing field but was unable. After a nine year battle with multiple cancerous tumors, Mary lost her battle.

Mary was preceded in death by: one sister, Evelyn Zornes of Colorado and her father, Edward Meskimen of Italy.

Mary is survived by: her mother, Irris Meskimen-Owen of Italy; four brothers, Wayne Meskimen of Minnesota, Perry and wife Debbie Meskimen of Colorado, William and Linda Meskimen and Alpha Meskimen of Texas; one sister Flossie Gowin of Texas; one stepbrother, Edward Meskimen of Chicago; and three children, Randy, Ashley and Bobby Toten of Minnesota; three grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mary has always been a giver. Her childhood dream was to become a nurse and nurse others back to health. Mary worked in several nursing homes and hospitals touching the lives of thousands of people in one way or another.

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