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Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Roney family obits Chicago Tribune
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 03:30:24 -0500
Jan 19 1978
HIGH-LOW'S GENEVIEVE RONEY DIES
Genevieve Roney, 89, a retail food
chain executive in the Chicago area for
many years and at one time the only
woman official in the Kroger chain, died
Wednesday in her home at 10355 S St Louis Ave.
Miss Roney, who was born and reared
on the family farm in Wauconda which
was homesteaded by her grandparents
in the 1800s, followed one of her brothers
John R. Rooney, into the food business in Chicago.
When her brother expanded his operations
from one store into the consumers Sanitary Coffee and Butter Co
in 1917, she lft the farmand came to Chicago to
become treasurer of the company.
Miss Roney had an active role in
the expansion of the company and operations
of its stores. By 1928, when her brother sold
out to Kroger, Consumers was a chain of 350 stores
in the Chicago metropolitan area from Gary to Racine.
Miss Roney was retained by Kroger as a general manager
of its Chicago branch operations, a position she resigned in 1939
to become treasurer of High-Low Foods inc,
which was established in 1939 by her late nephew Walter J. Roney.
High Low Foods had a chain of 56 supermarkets in Chicago.
Miss Roney beame president of High Low Foods in 1969
after the death of her nephew. She resigned from the presidency
in 1972 to become chairman and a director.
High-Low foods went out of business in 1976.
Mass will be at 930 am Saturday in Queen of Martyrs Church
103rd and Central Park. Interment Holy Sepulchre.
March 2, 1926
wife of the late John F., mother of
John R. Frank J.; Albert B. Charles B.
Walter J., Genevieve, C. Rooney, Irene M. CODY,
ALICE L. O'SHAUGHNESSY, MARY C DUFFY
and the late ELMER K. ROONEY
Funeral from residence, 4443 N Ashland Av.
Wednesday, 830 am to our Lady of Lourdes
Interment at Wauconda Il
June 16, 1933
FRANCIS J. RONEY, son of the late
Margaret & John F. Roney
brother of John R. Walter J. Charles C
Albert B. Mary Katherine Duffy; Irene M. Cody
Alice L O'Shaughnessy, Genevieve C and
the late Elmer K. Roney
Funeral Monday June 19 at 845 am from
4443 N Ashland av by autos to Wauconda Il
Services at Transfiguration church, Wauconda.
July 5, 1964
MRS IRENE RONEY CODY
Mass for Mrs Irene Roney
Cody, 79, of 6901 Oglesby Av
will be said at 930am
tomorrow in St Philip Neri
Catholic Church 2123 E 72nd St.
Mrs cody died Friday at home.
She was the widow of Charles Cody.
Surviving are two sisters, Miss
Genevieve Roney, an officer
of High-Low Foods, and Mrs Alice
O'Shaughessy; and a brother
Interment Holy Sepulchre.
October 5, 1967
ALICE RONEY O'SHAUGHNESSY
OCT 3, beloved wife of the late JOHN P.
devoted mother of MRS MARGARET CONNOR
JOHN J; THOMAS E. MRS PATRICIA ROSS,
the late ELIZABETH, and MARTIN;
sister of MISS GENEVIEVE RONEY,
the late JOHN, ALBERT, ELMER, FRANK
IRENE CODY, MARY DUFFY, CHARLES
and WALTER. Funerl
Friday 930 from Donnellan Funeral Home
Jeffery Blvd at 77th st to St Philip Neri
church. Interment Calvary.
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