Obituary-Mary W Parsons (Winifred Mary Cronin Parsons)
MRS, W, G, PARSONS DIES IN ST. LOUIS Mrs. Mary W. Parsons, wife of W. C. Parsons, died about 3 o'clock this morning in Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, where she had been receiving treatment for two months. Death was due to cancer. The Xamlly home is at 1201 Wabash avenue. The funeral win' probably "be" conducted Monday morning, In the Church of the Immaculate Conception, with Rev. Dean Cusack officiating. Burial will be in Dodge Grove cemetery. Mrs. Parsons was born in Olney March 15, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Cronin. The Cronin family came to Mattoon from Olney when she was only one year old and she had lived here continuously since. On Oct. 30, 1895, she was married to Mr. Parsons. Surviving are the husband and glx children, Mrs. Orton L. Wood and Mrs. Clarence M. Curran of St. Louis, Mrs. Harry W. Johnson of Rockford, Mrs. Herbert C. Mann of Centralia and Mrs. Emma Olmsted and Miss Betty Parsons of Mattoon. She also leaves two brothers, John P. Cronin of Newton and Michael Cronin of Indianapolis, Ind., and a sister, Sister Winifred, a nun at St. Mary of the Woods, Ind. Mrs. Parsons belonged to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, to the Daughters of Isabella and the auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. She was president of the latter organiza-y tlon.