Catherine E. (1859 - 1924)
Surnames: ROTH BURKE MURPHY POPPE HEAGLE BELLFUSS WALSDORF NEALIS
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 12/11/1924
Roth, Catherine E. (9 FEB 1859 - 27 NOV 1924)
Mrs. John Roth passed away at her home in the village of Thorp, Clark County, Wis., Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 27, 1924, aged 65 years, 9 months and 18 days. Mrs. Roth had not enjoyed the best of health for some time. Her last illness was marked by its many changes, she would rally time and again and hopes for her recovery at the outset were strong. Everything possible was done for her by friends, relatives and medical aid could suggest. Aided by her strong constitution she battled as she lived, firm, uncomplaining and unafraid to the end.
Catherine E. Burke, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Burke, was born at Kingston, Wis., on Feb. 9, 1859. She married John Roth Dec. 26, 1880. She took up her residence with her husband at Withee, Clark County, later removing to Thorp, thence to Stanley and after a time returned to Thorp, and then to Chippewa Falls, but the call of the old town was too strong and in 1909 they returned to Thorp, where she resided the rest of her life. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, John Roth, three daughters, Mrs. Carl Bellfuss of Withee, Mrs. L. P. Walsdorf of Thorp, Mrs. Mark Nealis of Chicago, and two sons, J. Roth of International Falls, Minn., and Bernard Roth. Besides the immediate family she leaves three sisters, Mrs. W. E. Poppe of Lansing, Mich. and Mrs. Anse Heagle of Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Mrs. John Roth was a kind, motherly woman, who lived an exceptionally useful life. Devoting hours of time and effort in bringing cheer and aid to many a weary sick bed. Ever a martyr, always a help.
The funeral took place from St. Bernard’s Church on Sunday afternoon last, Rev. John Neises officiating. Interment followed in the St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery.
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