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HASBROOK, Maree 1901-1924


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/11/2015 at 16:53:03

Maree Hasbrook Passes Away

Sad Death of Promising Young Lady After Brief Illness

When the sad news was given out that Maree Hasbrook had passed away it brought sorrow to every home in this vicinity where she was so widely known. bright, happy and cheerful, Maree carried sunshine with her wherever she went. She had always a pleasant smile and friendly greeting for those she met. Her death just at the blossoming of young womanhood and when her future was most promising has left a dark shadow in the home and among her many friends as well.

Maree arrived home last week Wednesday from college and the following day was taken ill. A physician was called, but she continued to grow rapidly worse and Friday evening Dr. Keyser, of Marshalltown, was called in consultation with Dr. McDowell. Her trouble was attributed to uremic poisoning which had rapidly permeated the entire system, and though all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done for her she passed away at eleven-thirty Saturday forenoon, May 31st, 1924, at the age of 23 years, 1 month and 18 days.

V. Maree Hasbrook was born in Grundy Center, April 12th, 1901. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hasbrook, of this place.

She attended the Grundy Center High School from which she graduated with high honors with the class of 1918. Following her graduation she entered the Dispatch office and learned the linotyper's trade and became a most proficient operator during the three years she was thus employed. Later she taught school in Washington District No. 2 for a little over a year and in this line of work she was equally successful.

In the fall of 1922 Maree entered Lindenwood College, a girls' school at St. Charles, Mo. She attended this college for two years, receiving her A. A. degree, having finished her course in chemistry at the end of this school year. She had been remarkably successful in her college work and her instructor, Dr. Johnson, was planning on securing her a lucrative position in her chosen line of work in Chicago in the near future. She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau, a society eligible only to those having the highest standing in college work. She was also President of the Iowa Club at the college.

Maree was baptized in 1917 and became a member of the First Baptist church of this city.

Funeral services were held at the home of her parents, northeast of town, on Tuesday afternoon of this week and were largely attended by relatives and sympathizing friends and neighbors. Rev. David Alexander, pastor of the Baptist church of this city, officiated, and the remains were laid at rest in the family lot in the Grundy Center cemetery.

Maree leaves to mourn her seemingly untimely departure her parents, three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Will Koobs, of this city, Beulah, LaVine, Marlyn and Guy, all at home. Besides there are a large number of near relatives and a host of loving friends.

Death is a hard master. He would take from us our brightest and best, but he cannot ever mar their memory. This much will serve as a balm to the wounded hearts.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Miss Maybelle Lage from Rapid City, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Boothe, daughter Enola, Joe Penrose and Mrs. John Shannon from Storm Lake, Mrs. Hattie Carpenter and Mrs. Essie Harris, from Steamboat Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hasbrook, Mrs. Jesse Clarke and Mr. and Mrs. John Heathe, from Waterloo; Mrs. James Hibbin and three daughters, from Norway, Iowa; Mr. E. O. Hasbrook and sons; Bert and Earl, from Goldfield, Iowa; Mrs. Floyd Jones and daughter, Mary Ellen, from Dubuque; Mr. and Mrs. Will Mertz, son Glen, Mr. Robert Rosenborough, Miss Helen Wheeler, college classmate, and grandfather, all of Marshalltown; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eberhardt, Gladys, Carl and Myrtle, from Beaman.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 June 1924, pg 1


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