McCASLIN, Lella Eudora (Covert)

Date of Death: 8 March 1943

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

First Obituary

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.

Second Obituary


  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

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