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Jun 26 1956

Mrs. Anna Orth Deig who would have been 83 years old on the coming July 3, died very unexpectedly at 2:15 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Schell, in Marrs township.  Heart disease was fatal.


The prominent Marrs township deceased was a representative of early Marrs families and the widow of Andrew Deig, a farmer and supervisor of county highways in Marrs township for many years.  He died in 1934.  In recent years, Mrs. Deig had resided with her children.


The body is at Pierre Funeral Home in Evansville.  It will remain there through a short service in Pierre chapel at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and then will be taken to St. Phillip Catholic Church for Requiem High Mass at 10 o'clock.  Father Charles Kaiser will be the Mass celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Phillip Church cemetery.


Mrs. Deig was a life-long resident of Marrs township.  Her parents were Jacob Orth and Hulda Henstenberg Orth.


She was a devout member of St. Phillip Catholic Church and a member of the Poor Souls Society of the church.


Mrs. Orth is survived by 81 direct lineal descendants.


The survivors include eight sons, George, Oscar and Leo, Evansville, and Andrew, Henry, Clarence, Edward and Orville, Marrs; three daughters, Mrs. August Schieber, of near E vansville, and Mrs. Albert Schell and Mrs. John Niemeier, Marrs; 33 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren; two half-sisters, Mrs. George Heil, Vanderburgh county, and Mrs. Edward Kuebler, Marrs township; a stepsister, Mrs. Alvin Lynn, Marrs, and a stepbrother, George Hast, Marrs.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers