Mary E MAXEY, daughter of Mr and Mrs William MAXEY, was born in Warrick County, Indiana, Sept. 7, 1846, died April 12, 1936, at the home of her son, Elijah CASH, Flora, Ill., at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 5 days.
She was united in marriage to Samuel CASH, Sr., on the 10th day of December, 1871. To this union was born seven children: William, who preceded her in death; four boys and two girls survive, namely, Edgar, Elijah, Harve and Sam and girls, Maggie and Mary. In her early life she moved with her parents to Wayne county, later coming to Clay county, where she married and reared her family. She first joined the Methodist church later moving her membership to the United Brethren church, where she attended until her health would not permit her to attend as it was too far to walk. She was faithful to the end, attending in the latter part of her life a church that was close to her home. She lived her religion, in her daily life, and followed the teachings of her Master very closely.
She was a patient and loving as a mother, kind and forgiving to her neighbors and she leaves a place that can never be filled. To know her was to love her, and the pleasant memories of her will linger with her many friends.
Besides her sons and daughters she leaves two daughters-in-law, one daughter-in-law having preceded her in death. She was two sons-in-law, 13 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, besides other relatives and a host of friends.
Contributed 21 Jun 1998 by Ted Cash