Following a brief illness of leakage of the heart, Edmund Q. Cass, passed away Friday morning, at his home in Shenandoah. He was a resident of Union and Ringgold Counties nearly all his life, living on a farm near Shannon City for a period of twenty years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the family home, conducted by Rev. W.S. Woodard, pastor of the Methodist Church. Music was furnished by a quartet from the Methodist choir. Following the services interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Edmund Q. Cass, son of A.D. and Susan Cass, was born in Henry County, Iowa, March 17, 1857 and died April 5, 1918, at the age of 61 years and 18 days. He came with his parents to Union County in 1858, where he grew to manhood. He was united in marriage to Mary L. Oziah, of Union County, February 3, 1879. To this union were born five children, who with his wife survive him. The children are: Otis S., Mrs. John D. Stevenson, Ralph Waldo, E.Q., Jr., and Clarence. He lived near Afton a number of years, moving to Ringgold County in 1897 on a farm near Shannon City, which he sold prior to moving to Shenandoah, in 1916. He also leaves one brother, Waldo M., four sisters, Mrs. C.F. Bastow, Mrs. John Kirby, Mrs. D.W. Lutman and Mary Phelps and seven grandchildren: Harold, Opal and Raymond Stevenson, Cecil Donald, Bernadine and Velma Cass. He followed the pursuit of assuming disposition, industrious and honest and upright in all of his dealings, a good husband and an affectionate father and will be missed by sorrowing relatives and friends.
Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Otis Cass of Tingley; Mr. and Mrs. John Stevenson and children; T.A. Stevenson, Forest Doberty and Mrs. Harry Ford, of Shannon City; Ralph Cass of Allen Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Waldo M. Cass of Lambert, OK.; Mrs. C.F. Bastow of Mount Ayr; Mrs. D.W. Lutman and Mrs. Mary Phelps of Red Oak; and Miss Beth Kirby of Sac City.