Mrs. Bertha Parks Called By Death Macomb Hospital

The people of Astoria and community were shocked Thursday to learn of the death of Mrs. Bertha Parks. She died at the Marietta Phelps hospital following an illness from pneumonia.

During her illness she was attended constantly by three physicians, special nurses and her husband, and everything possible was done to alleviate her suffering until she quietly passed from this life Thursday afternoon at 3:45.

Having been left motherless when only 11 days old, Mrs. Parks was raised by her grandmother, Mrs. Armintha Curless, who preceded her in death at the Parks home in Macomb.

The family have lived but a short time in Macomb, having spent most of their life in and near Astoria and in Bushnell, Ill.

There are four children: Clifton, Anna Grace, Betty Jane, and Sara Elizabeth, who with the husband and father are left to mourn the untimely passing of this precious mother and precious wife.

Mrs. Parks was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Astoria, Ill., and because her life was devoted to her family and the welfare of others she was universally loved by all who knew her.

Kindly, loving, and cheerful always, her passing is a severe blow to the grief stricken family and friends.

Bertha Belle, wife of B. F. Parks, of Macomb, daughter of Anna Belle and Jessie Workman, was born in Woodland township, Fulton county, on March 27, 1891, and passed away at Marietta Phelps hospital, April 5, 1928, at the age of 37 years and 9 days.

Funeral services were held at the residence in Macomb Sunday forenoon at 10:30, conducted by Rev. E. F. Caslow of Virden, Ill., a former pastor of the Astoria Church of the Brethren. Interment in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 4/11/1928

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