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Obituary ~ Lydia Margaret (Starkey) Cash
January 01, 1841 ~ March 11, 1916
Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa
MRS. WILLIAM CASH.Decatur County sustained the loss of one of its oldest and most respected residents on Saturday of last week in the passing of Mrs. Wm. Cash, near Decatur City. Her health had been declining for a long time and the last of the week became so critical that the family including Mrs. B. M. Russell of this city were summoned home to be at the bedside. Lydia M. Starkey was born in De Kalb, Illinois, January 1, 1841 and departed this life, March 11, 1916 at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 10 days.
She was married, July 26, 1857 [1867?] to William R. Cash who remains to mourn the loss of his faithful companion. She also leaves nine children who were all present at the time of her dauth: Mr. Winnfield Cash of Leon, W. H. and M. D. of Lenox, Iowa, Mrs. Bell Taylor of Decatur, Mrs. Emma Springer of Leon, Mrs. Eva Russell of Lamoni, Fred W. of Grand River, J. Rolla, an attorney of Benesteel, S. Dakota, Mrs. Anna Meek of Leon and John of Decatur.
In early life Mrs. Cash became a christian and united with the United Brethren Church and has lived a devoted and constant christian life until her Master called.
The funeral was held at the home on Monday afternoon, Rev. E. F. Partridge officiating. Many from the immediate vicinity and neighboring places were present to express their espect for the departed one and their sympathy for the bereaved family.
NOTE: Lydia was interred at Cash Cemetery near Decatur City, Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2015