Passed Away, Following Operation

Mrs. W. W. Cassel of This City Died Sunday Morning at Galesburg Hospital.

At Church of The Brethren, Conducted by Elder Chas. Walters. Interment Astoria Cemetery.

A pall of gloom was cast over this community Sunday morning when the news of the death of Mrs. W. W. Cassel, was received.

Mrs. Cassel, accompanied by her husband, went to the Galesburg hospital for an operation, March 10th. The operation was of a serious nature, and was performed a week ago Monday. Following the operation she gradually grew weaker and while every possible effort known to medical skill was put forth, her affliction proved to be beyond human aid and the end came at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning.

Those who were present at her bedside before she passed away were: her husband, and two children Maurice and Anna; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Wherley, Mrs. Ella McMullen and Miss Lulu Emig and brother Allie; also Mrs. John Ruth, Mrs. Oscar Kost and Ray Cassel.

The body was brought to Astoria Sunday night and taken to the Cassel home one and one-half miles southeast of Astoria.

About eighteen months ago at a Macomb hospital, Mrs. Cassel underwent a serious operation, from which she never fully recovered and as a consequence the second operation became necessary.

The close of every life is a tragedy and doubly so when the one “gone before” is young and surrounded by all that makes life sweet. In her death the community loses a true friend and neighbor. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. She labored hard in the home and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to assist others. She was a loving mother and a faithful wife and her death is mourned by all.

Mary Elizabeth Emig was born in Woodland township, Feb. 23, 1886, being at the time of her death 30 years, one month and two days of age. She was united in marriage to W. W. Cassel, January 18, 1906. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her departure two children, Maurice and Anna, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Emig of this city, three sisters, Mrs. Ella McMullen and Mrs. Mabel Wherley, both of near Summum, Miss Lula at home; two brothers, Solomon of near Table Grove and Allie at home.

The funeral was held at the Church of The Brethren in Astoria Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Elder Chas. Walters, after which the remains were followed by a large number of friends to their last resting place in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 3/29/1916


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