Margaret M. Hassett, 84, Hays, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Hays Medical Center.
She was born July 1, 1930 in Missouri Valley, Iowa the daughter of Charles and Chloe Hazel (Hatcher) Moriarity.
On September 22, 1951 she married Gerard R. Hassett in Missouri Valley. He died November 27, 2009. She was a registered nurse and graduated from nursing school at Creighton University. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a former member of the To Jesus Through Mary Prayer Group and the Altar Society Christian Mothers, and was a former Pink Lady at Citizens Medical Center in Colby, Kansas. She loved playing cards, volunteering and delivering meals on wheels, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Roger Hassett and wife Mary Rita of Concorde, CA, and William Hassett of Manhattan,KS, three daughters, Teresa MacDonald and husband Paul of Hays, Cathy Bryan and husband Ken of Centennial, CO, and Mary Pat Cross of Manhattan, a brother Bill Moriarity and wife Ruth of Hays, twelve grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Clark and husband Dr. Christian Clark of Tulsa, Stacey MacDonald of Denver, Calley Conley and husband Brett of Topeka, Shannon MacDonald and fiancée Brad Komen of Kansas City, MO, Katy Sheehy and husband Jason of Littleton, CO, Kristin Reed and husband Aaron of South Bend, IN, Amy Strickland and husband Ian of Greeley, CO, Dominic Hasset, Erin Hassett, and Danny Hassett of Concorde, CA, Haleigh Cross and Melisa Cross, of Manhattan, great grandchildren, Allison, Emily, Elyse, Cian, Claire, Chloe, Callen, and Connor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, brothers Maurice and Edward Moriarity, a sister Catherine Ziegler, and great grandsons Luke and Zach.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday morning from 9:00 am until 9:45 at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine.
A rosary by the To Jesus Through Mary Prayer Group will be at 9:00 am on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, the DeLaSalle High School, or to the Capuchin Province of Mid America, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com.