12 July 2015

Sunday’s Obituary On This Day: Mary Kathleen Still

I never knew my Aunt Kitty. None of grandkids did. She died when my mom and uncle were just kids themselves but every July 12th we all paused and prayed in memory of Aunt Kitty.

She - Mary Kathleen Still – was born 25 December 1940 to my maternal grandparents Lloyd and Mary Welsh Still. There were some complications at birth and she never was like other children. She passed away On This Day in 1945. 

Her obituary reads:

Mary K Still, five year old daughter of Mary (Welsh) and Floyd Still, died yesterday at her home in Unionville. Ill for the past 13 days, death was due to complications. She was born on December 25, 1940.  

Surviving besides her parents, are a brother Thomas, sister Barbara, and grandmother Mrs. Catherine Welsh. 

Funeral services will be held at the James F. Devlin Funeral Home, 304 Franklin Avenue, tomorrow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. 

Special thanks:

Special thanks to my cousin for providing me with photo, the only one known of Aunt Kitty.

Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

On This Day is a prompt I began earlier this year. Today’s post combines the two.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015

Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.