Denison Review - January 17, 1923
FUNERAL OF MRS. B. MITCHELL
Well Known Lady Laid to Rest Last Thursday Morning
Mrs. Bartley Mitchell, for many years an honored resident of
Vail and vicinity, whose death was announced in our last
issue, was laid to her final rest her last Thursday morning.
The funeral was held at St. Ann's church, Rev. J.W. Ryan
celebrating a requiem mass and conducting the obsequies,
following which she was laid to rest beside her beloved
husband and children in the family lot in St. Ann's cemetery.
Mary Gaffey was a native of Ireland, born in Ballinasloe,
County Galway, February 27, 1845, and at the time of her
death on January 2, 1923 her age was seventy seven years,
ten months, and five days.
In 1863 she emigrated to America and coming west settled
at Sterling Illinois, where she met and was subsequently
united in marriage to Bartley Mitchell on February 7, 1869.
They lived happily together until he was called by death
March 1, 1921.
They resided in Sterling for about ten years then came to
Crawford county, locating on a farm near Vail, where they
resided until a few years ago when they retired and moved
to Vail, where she has since made her home.
The children also preceded her in death, Mrs. H.E. Clausen,
Mrs. W. H. Baumer, and Mary who died at the age of
seventeen. she is survived by four daughters and two sons:
Mrs. Jennie Krueger of Omaha; Mrs. M.J. Hickey of
Manning; Mrs. C.C. Paine of Kennebec, S.D.; Mrs. F.A.
Holland of Vail; Bert of Carroll and Bart of West Side,
besides many other relatives and a host of friends.
She had enjoyed good health until a month or so ago when
she fell on the icy sidewalk and sustained a triple fracture to
the hip which caused her such suffering and finally resulted
in her death.
She ********************** her pleasant manner and true
Christian nature made warm friends of all her
and endeared her to everybody with whom she associated.
She was cheerful to the last and bore the pain of her final
illness with true Christian fortitude till called home by the
Master to enjoy the reward of a well spent life. - Vail