McCASLIN, Lella Eudora (Covert)

Date of Death: 8 March 1943
Source: The Star, Franklin, Indiana, Tuesday, March 8 and 11, 1943

Lella Covert McCaslin


Claimed by Death


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.


  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