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Kathryn Mc Kenna

 

 

 

THE MEADE GLOBE
MEADE, KANSAS,  THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 1939

MEADE CO. LADY DIED TUESDAY
Mrs. Mc Kenna Taken to Hospital Friday;  Body to N.Y. for Burial

The sudden death of Mrs. Kathryn Mc Kenna Tuesday evening came as a shock to her many friends in Meade. Mrs. Mc Kenna passed away at the hospital  in Dodge City Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock. The body was taken to New York for burial. She was 72 years of age.
For the past several weeks Mrs. Mc Kenna has been troubled with many boils. Everything possible to relieve her of the trouble was done but all relief proved only temporary. Friday evening she took a turn for the worse and she was taken to the hospital where the best medical care was administered but despite this her condition grew steadily  weaker. Erysipelas had set in and her condition was such that she was unable to throw it off.
Mrs. Mc Kenna came to Meade in September of 1935 from New York  to make her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. L. F.  Schuhmacher, Jr. Although she had made Meade her home but a comparatively short time, she had many friends here.
The loveable disposition of Mrs. Mc Kenna endeared her to all who knew her. Never was she heard to complain an d her words of encouragement were a comfort to many. The host of friends she made in Meade realize that hers was a life of usefulness and  that having known her they have been taught a lesson of kindness.
The members of St. John's Catholic Church of Meade said the Rosary at the funeral home on Wednesday evening. Father Stremell read the Requiem High Mass at the church Thursday morning.
Dr. and Mrs. L. F. Schuhmacher, Jr. and son Mike, and Miss Jean Pall left by car Thursday for New York City where funeral services will be held.

Note: A boil is an inflamed, pus-filled, painful swelling of the skin. Erysipelas is an acute bacterial disease marked by a fever and severe skin inflammation around the nose and lips. Cause of death was also "Rt Lobar Pneumonia", as listed on the death certificate.
According to the 1920 census she lived with her daughter, Sadie Geraldine Mc Kenna Pall and her niece, Florence Stout in Leonia, New Jersey and was listed as a widow.