Rosa Lambert Shay (March 10, 1849-February 27, 1929)
Mrs. T.S. Shay Sr., a resident of Ringgold County for 56 years, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 1929, at her home in Maloy after an illness since January first. She was born in Wilmot, WI., March 10, 1849 and was one of a family of nine children and a twin sister of Mrs. J.L. Sheil of Maloy.
Rosa Lambert was united in marriage to T.S. Shay, Sr., in May 1879, in Chicago, IL. Of this union six children were born: W.L., J. L., R.E., T.S. Jr., all of Maloy; Mrs. E. P. Conwell of Red Lodge, MT., and baby Marie who died in infancy and sixteen grandchildren.
Mrs. Shay was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church and a member of the Altar Society of that parrish. Also a member of the Carmalite Brown Scapular order.
Funeral service was held Saturday at 10 o’clock at Maloy. A Reguiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father M.J. Culhane. Pall bearers were J.C., L.C., R.O., M.N., D.R. Shay and W.T. O. Hart, all nephews of Mr. Shay. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Friends from a distance who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Shay of St. Joseph, MO.; Mr. W.T.O. Hart of St. Louis, MO.; Mr. Parnell Sheil of Des Moines; Mr. Frank Conwell, Mrs. Anna McGreevy and Miss Margaret Conwell of Grand River and L.C. Shay of Des Moines. There was a very beautiful floral offering.