Cecellia Ash 1858-1941
ASH, MARKLEY, HILDEBRAND
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 5/14/2011 at 19:46:10
Aged Lady is Buried
Funeral Services Held Monday for Mrs. Celia Ash Who Died Thursday
Funeral services were held Monday morning for Mrs. Celia Ash, who passed away Thursday evening, December 18th at 10:30, following an extended illness. The services were held at the St. Patrick’s church with the Rev. Father J. J. Keane officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers were J. J. O’Rourge, Clinton Swale, Sr., John Koster, Matt Scholtes, Shirley Dow and Ed Smith.
Mrs. Ash was born July 12, 1858 [per cemetery records 1859], East Dubuque, Ill. She had been a resident of this community for nearly 50 years, coming here with her husband shortly after their marriage. Following the death of her husband on Nov. 14, 1935, Mrs. Ash continued to maintain her home near the city power plant until her health failed her and she was forced to give it up. She had been cared for at the Hattie Griffith Tourist home on south Ninth street.
An active and ambitious person Mrs. Ash enjoyed her home and family and her first thoughts were for their pleasures and comforts. (missing line) good friend and had a large circle of friends during her long residence here. She was an active member of the local parish of the Catholic church as long as her health permitted.
Surviving their mother are two daughters, Mrs. Celia Markley of Estherville, and Mrs. Oscar Hildebrand, of Delano, Minn., and two sons, Louis Ash and Bert bot of Kenosha, Wis. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, December 23, 1941)
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