Monday, June 09, 2008

In Memoriam

Clara Myrtle Barnes Marsh
June 9, 1885 – June 26, 1980

My mother’s older sister. Surrogate mother to me and surrogate grandmother to my children. A “modern woman” in 1920, working to support herself after her husband fell victim to the Influenza epidemic. She was active and involved throughout her life. She was a role model for active aging, a special person. She died soon after her 95th birthday in Kansas City, Missouri. She is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Chicago near her husband Frank and two daughters lost in infancy. As I advance in years, I think of her often. Rest in peace, Aunt Clara.


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