Date of Death: 8 March 1943
Source: The Star, Franklin, Indiana, Tuesday, March 8 and 11, 1943
Claimed by Death
MRS. JOHN A. McCASLIN
RITES TO BE WEDNESDAY
Hopewell's Correspondent For The Star Dies At Age 71; Lifelong County Resident One of The Star's longest and most faithful correspondents, Mrs. John A. McCaslin, age 71, died at 6:30 o'clock Monday evening at her home at Hopewell following a long illness. She had been confined to her home most of that time. Mrs. McCaslin spent her entire life in the community where she was born and was a life-long member of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. She also belonged to the King's Daughters Bible class and the Fortnightly Literary Club. Mrs. McCaslin was a regular attendant at all these activities until compelled to give them up because of ill health. She was born February 24, 1872 on the farm now occupied by Ray Kegley, and attended the Hopewell schools. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Covert; by two sisters, Mrs. Charles A Lockwood of Southport, and Mrs. Gilbert Henderson of Hopewell; and by her brother, the Rev. W. C. Covert, D.D., of Philadelphia, Pa., whose death occurred on February 4 1942. Mrs. McCaslin is survived by the husband, two brothers, James G. Covert of Franklin, and Omar Covert of Chicago. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hopewell church with Dr, Frank Baker, pastor of the church, in charge. Burial will follow in the Hopewell cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Flinn mortuary between the hours of 7 and 9 o'clock Tuesday evening.
LAST RITES ARE HELD FOR MRS. McCASLIN
Funeral rites were conducted at the Hopewell Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. John A. McCaslin, age 71, who died Monday evening at her home in Hopewell following an extended illness. Services were in charge of the Rev. Frank Baker, pastor, and interment followed in the church cemetery. Pall bearers were Earl LaGrange, Otto Henderson, Serrill Demaree, Ray List, Herbert Kinnear and Hugh Hamilton. Flowers were carried by Marian Lockwood, Lenore Lockwood, Louise Sieverton, Betty McCaslin, Mildred Deer, Mary Hamilton, Josephine Deere, Helen Averitt and Florence McCaslin. Active in church and community affairs, Mrs. McCaslin was Hopewell correspondent for The Star. The husband and two brothers survive.
Submitted by Lois Johnson