Obituary Details

Agnes Amanda Mauch Edwards

(10/04/1884 - 04/27/1933)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 04/27/1933

Mrs. Agnes Mauch Edwards Passes Away, Thursday

Just as The Herald is going to press, word comes of the death of Mrs. Agnes Mauch Edwards, who passed away at the Lusk Hospital at 3:00 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon.

Mrs. Edwards was operated upon Monday afternoon for an infected gall bladder and the operation appeared successful, but her constitution was unable to withstand the effects of the infection causing her death.

She had been a sufferer from this ailment for several years, and the operation was a last resort in the hope of saving her life.

Five years ago her first husband was killed near Newcastle when a truck he was driving overturned. She was married to Mr. Dan Edwards in January of this year. Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Marie, Martha, Esther and Ruth Mauch.

Mrs. Edwards was formerly Miss Agnes Hitz, and is survived by a number of brothers and sisters residing in this county. No funeral arrangements will be announced until Friday.

The Lusk Free Lance
April 27, 1933
Mrs. D. Edwards Passes Away at Hospital Today

Mrs. Agnes Edwards, wife of Dan Edwards of this city, passed away at 3:00 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon at the Lusk hospital, following an operation to relieve an infected gall bladder. Mrs. Edwards was 48 years, 6 months and 23 days of age. Her demise comes as a shock of sadness to many friends in Lusk and vicinity.

Deceased had been in failing health for some time and the ailment with which she was afflicted has been one of a number of years' standing. Mrs. Edwards was removed to the hospital Sunday and the operation performed early Monday morning. Little hope had been held for her recovery since that time.

Unless present arrangements are altered, funeral services will be held from the Lutheran church here at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, April 29. Rev. Carl Hellman of Crawford, pastor of the church, will officiate. Funeral arrangements are under direction of George Earl Peet of the Peet Mortuary. Interment will be in the Lusk cemetery, alongside the grave of her first husband, who was killed in an automobile accident five years ago.

Besides her husband, to whom she was married in January, this year, Mrs. Edwards is survived by four daughters, Marie, Martha, Esther and Ruth Mauch, all of this city. One daughter died in infancy. Four brothers, Ewalt, William, Herman and Walter Hitz; and five sisters, Mrs. S. E. Snyder of Newcastle, Wyo.; Mrs. C. A. Paisley, and Miss Minnie Hitz, both of Lusk, Wyo.; Mrs. O.L. Chard, and Mrs. Emerson Himes, both of Hat Creek, Wyo., also survive. Another sister, Mrs. Elmer Hammer, passed away five years ago.

The Lusk Herald
May 4, 1933

We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Dan Edwards, formerly Mrs. Agnes Mauch, and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family.

The Lusk Herald
May 4, 1933

Mrs. Dan Edwards, formerly Mrs. Agnes Mauch, 48 years old, who passed away last Thursday afternoon was buried last Saturday afternoon in the Lusk Cemetery. Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30, with Rev. Carl Hellman officiating, arrangements being in charge of the Peet Mortuary.

The funeral service was well attended, making it one of the largest to be held in Lusk in ten years. Friends and neighbors of the Mauch and Hitz families came to pay their last tribute to the deceased.

(By Rev. Carl Hellman)

Agnes Amanda Mauch Edwards, having attained the age of 48 years, 6 months and 23 days, entered into her heavenly rest Thursday, April 27, 1933.

The deceased was born in Germany on October 4, 1884. She was baptized in infancy and was confirmed March 28, 1899. She became a communicant member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Lusk a year ago.

Agnes Amanda Hitz was united in marriage to Oswald Mauch, December 21, 1909. This union was blessed with five children: Marie, Martha, Esther, Ruth and Agnes, who passed away in infancy. Mr. Mauch passed away April 12, 1928. She was married to Mr. Dan Edwards on January 11, 1933.

Those who mourn her departure are her husband, Mr. Edwards, and four children: Marie, Martha, Esther and Ruth, all of this city; and the grandfather of the children, Mr. B. Mauch of Cody, Neb. Also four brothers: Ewald, William, Herman and Walter, all of Lusk; five sisters, Mrs. S.E. Snyder of Newcastle, Wyo.; Mrs. C. A. Paisley and Miss Minnie Hitz of Lusk, and Mrs. Oscar Chard and Mrs. E. H. Himes of Hat Creek, Wyo.

Funeral services were held at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, conducted by the Lutheran pastor, Rev. Carl Hellman. The body was placed in the Lusk cemetery, there to rest until that glad resurrection day, when body and soul will be taken to "that home of pure delight where saints immortal reign, where endless day excludes the night, and pleasures banish pain."

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