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Thelma Gaffney 1920 – 2022

Written by on November 18, 2022

Funeral services for Thelma Gaffney, 102, of Kahoka formerly of Memphis will be held Monday, 11/21, at 2:00 P.M. at the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Rev. Leon Buford officiating. Interment will follow in the South Prairie Cemetery at Milton, Iowa.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday afternoon, 11/21, from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at 2:00 with the family present to receive friends.

Thelma passed away early Friday morning, 11/18, at the Clark County Nursing Home at Kahoka.

She is survived by her four children:  Karen (Russell) Grubb, Hannibal, MO; Sue (Jim) Eager, St. Louis, MO; Alan Gaffney, Milton, IA; and Philip (Sandra) Gaffney, Milton, IA; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren: Amanda (Andy) Williams, Elora and Katelyn, Bloomfield, Iowa; Tim (Julie) Eager, Claire and Sam, Niskayuna, NY; Daniel (Allison) Grubb, Amelia and Warren, Minneapolis, MN; Becky (James) Rafferty, Molly and Maggie,  Swisher, IA; Leslie Eager, Mebane, NC;  Brett (Erin) Gaffney, and ClaraMae, Mt Juliet, TN;  Kristen (Jim) Vonnahme, Council Bluffs, IA;  and Ryan Gaffney, Milton, IA: her sisters-in-law:  Mertice Meinhardt,  Joyce Meinhardt, and Rovene Meinhardt, all of Kahoka, MO. In Norris’ family: Jerry (Nancy) Gaffney, Barneveld, WI, and  Norma Zeitler, Douds, IA, plus many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Clark County Nursing Home in the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the Gaffney family by logging onto Payne’s website at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.