||Rites for Former Temple Hill Resident
The funeral of Mrs. Maria Cahill, for fifty-one years a highly esteemed citizen of Fremont county, Iowa was held last Wednesday morning from St. Patrick's Catholic church, Imogene, Iowa, Rev. F. W. Doyle officiating.
Pall bearers were: Andy and Mike Delehany, Joe Saner, Joe Laughlin, Jerry F Maher, and Leo Gutschenritter. The remains were laid to rest in Mt. Calvary cemetery in Imogene.
Maria Rogers (daughter of Joseph and Catharine Rogers) was born in Temple Hill, Jones county, Iowa, June 7, 1862. There she spent her girlhood life and there on February 22, 1884 she was united in marriage to (Michael) Joe Cahill, the young couple went to a farm northeast of Imogene where Mrs. Cahill spent the remainder of her married life.
To this union five children were born. One daughter, Mae, passed away at the age of two years. The four surviving children together with their father left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother and wife, are: Leo, Council Bluffs, Mrs. Stella Chandler, Essex, and Emmett and Mrs. Ida Maher of Imogene. Eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive.
Mr. And Mrs. Cahill celebrated their golden wedding February 22, 1934.
The death of Mrs. Cahill was a great shock to everyone, even to her immediate family, who were all with her during her last illness, which was of short duration. She was in her usual health at the time stricken and doing her own housework. Mr. Cahill who was out doing the chores came in about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon and found her suffering with a severe pain in her chest. He at once did what he could to relieve her and called a physician and members of the family and nurses and everything loving hands could do was done to relive her but to no avil. Sunday night about midnight she became unconscious and remained so until shortly before she died when she rallied for a short time and then passed away calmly and peacefully at 3:30 Monday afternoon, March 4.
Mrs. Cahill possessed a very happy, cheerful disposition, was very generous and always anxious to do some kindness and share her hospitality with those she came in contact with. She was agreat admirer of little children and they all loved her in return. She was an excellent neighbor, a kind, loving and devoted mother and a faithful wife. She was a staunch member of the Catholic church.
Her passing takes from this life one of the very best and model homemakers. She will be missed by all who knew her, and her many kind deeds will live long in the memories of those who knew her best. Her loss will be most keenly felt by her husband with whom for 51 years whe shared joys and sorrows. She loved her home and was always there and always welcomed visitors and enjoyed their company. She was the last of a family of eight.
Submitted by: Joanne Wilken
Source: Cascade Pioneer, 11 April 1935.