THE MEADE GLOBE
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
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
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.