Obit: Cool, Della (1868 - 1942)
Surnames: Cool, Schofield, Beale, Hebert, Hayward, McVean, Clark, Driscoll, Shupe, Corbett, Runnion
----Source: Spencer Record, Spencer, Wis.) 09/17/1942
Cool, Della (05 JUL 1868 – 16 SEP 1942)
Funeral Services for Mrs. Cool Sunday
Mrs. Della Cool, aged 74 years, passed away at her home in the village at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 after an illness of more than five years. Mrs. Cool, daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth Schofield, was born at Boscobel, Wis., July 5, 1868. She came to Spencer when two years of age with her parents, who settled on a farm in town of Sherman, north and east of Spencer. At that time there were no roads except one blazed trail leading here from Neillsville, and Mrs. Cool went to school in her girlhood days through woods, the blazed trees being her guide and stepped behind trees to avoid meeting the Indians. She was married to Edward Cool in the town of Sherman in the year 1887 and to this union three children were born, Miss Mamie Cool, who has been her mother’s constant companion since the death of Mr. Cool in 1925, and a son and daughter who died in infancy.
Mrs. Cool took care of the telephone exchange in Spencer between the years 1913 and 1936, after which she accompanied her daughter, Mamie to Chicago to finish her course at the Moody Bible institute. She was always active in the Methodist church of Spencer and also in the Presbyterian churches of Amberg and Aniwa, both churches of which Miss Mamie supplied as pastor. She has been an invalid partly due to an automobile accident and throughout these past five years of illness and intense pain she steadily went on her beautiful quiet way, praying and teaching her beloved Bible to her many friends. She was a divine inspiration to everyone who came in contact with her, and to the end prayed for the young and old alike. Her tender love and compassion for the boys in the Armed forces was one of the uppermost things in her mind and despite the pain and suffering, was always smiling, cheerful, always ready to see those who called but always giving her Lord and Master all the glory.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cool were held in the Methodist church Sunday, Sept. 20, with the Rev. Ellery Beale, pastor, conducting the services. He took for his topic the 116th chapter of the book of Psalms and the 15th verse and his entire sermon was typical of the beautiful life of Mrs. Cool. He read many of her favorite passages of scripture and the three songs by the choir, “He hideth my Soul,” “I’m Praying for You” and “The Home Over There” were of her choosing. She was laid to rest in the Spencer cemetery beside her husband.
The deceased is survived by her daughter, Mamie; one brother, Albert Schofield of Greenwood, and one sister, Mrs. Ben Hebert of Como, Colo., and nieces and nephews. The pall bearers were Geo. Hayward, Eugene McVean, W. W. Clark, Laurence Driscoll, H. C. Andrews and Earl Pickett and those carrying flowers were Mesdames H. C. Andrews, W. W. Clark, Eugene McVean, J. L. Driscoll, Glen Shupe and F. C. Corbett. Those who attended from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schofield, Mr. And Mrs. Byron Schofield and children, Marvin and Joan, Pierce Schofield and Mrs. Clayton Schofield all of Greenwood, and Mrs. Runnion of Amberg, and many friends and relatives from the town of Sherman and Loyal.
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