Delia Harty, age 54 of Milesville, S.D., died Friday, February 11, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Delia Marie Williams was born August 2, 1956, in Pierre, S.D., the daughter of James "Jim" and Elaine (Pfeifer) Williams. She grew up in the Milesville community, attending Hart and Milesville rural schools. She then attended St. Martin's Academy in Rapid City, graduating in 1974. She then graduated from Mount Marty College with a bachelor of science degree in textiles and home economics in 1978. After graduation she taught one year at Dell Rapids Saint Mary's.
Delia was united in marriage to Hugh Harty on October 6, 1979, in Philip. They made their home in Milesville where she raised her children, enjoyed her sewing, and was a 4-H leader for many years. Most recently, Delia worked at the Sewing Center, the Quilt Corral II, and Hobby Lobby.
Delia was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Society, the Milesville Women's Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Wall Quilt Guild, and the Black Hills Quilters Guild.
Survivors include her husband, Hugh of Milesville; one daughter, Moneik Stephens and her husband, Paul, of Black Hawk; two sons, Jim Harty and his wife, Adele, of Philip, and Ed Harty of Milesville; two granddaughters, Molly Harty and Mikaela Stephens; one sister, Jane Aasby and her husband, Tom, of Rapid City; one brother, Peter Williams and his wife, Patricia, of Calhan, Colo.; two brothers-in-law, Thomas Harty and his wife, Helen, of Philip, and Patrick Harty and his wife, Linda, of Pierre; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Delia was preceded in death by her mother, Elaine (Pfeifer) Williams, on September 30, 2005, and her father, James R. Williams, on August 5, 2006.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Wednesday, February 16, at the church, with Father Ron Garry as celebrant.
Music was provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Lector was Steve Pekron. Eucharistic ministers were Marion Matt and Lloyd Frein. Altar server was Zane Pekron. Ushers were Todd DeWitt and Brad Gebes. Giftbearers were Jim and Betty Smith. Pall placement was done by Alice Harty, Vicki Cook, Nicki Molseed and Gina Harty. Pallbearers were Dan Piroutek,â
Floren Falzone, Todd Radway, Mark Radway, Tom Radway, Boyd Parsons and Larry Smith.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
An online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com