Obituary Details

Mary Maria Vollmer

(06/06/1911 - 04/11/1936)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 04/16/1936

Mrs. Franklin Vollmer, Popular Young Lusk Woman, Passes Away at Rawlins

Mrs. Mary Maria Vollmer, 24 years old, wife of Franklin Vollmer, died last Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock in a hospital at Rawlins, Wyo, after an illness of about a week. Her death came as a shock in a wide circle of friends and relatives in Lusk, who did not know that she was seriously ill.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church in Lusk at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Rev. P. H. Evans officiating. Interment was made in the Lusk Cemetery, arrangements being in charge of the Peet Mortuary.

Pallbearers were James McCune, Gordon Hargraves, Claude Updike, Marvin Jensen, Earl Jensen, Rex Umphenour, Harry Lewis and Jimmie Marshal. Music was rendered by a mixed quartet.

Mrs. Vollmer's death was caused by an anemic condition, followed by pneumonia. A blood transfusion was resorted to in an attempt to save her life, several friends who worked with her husband on the Seminoe dam volunteering blood. Gene Cross, brother of Mrs. C. P. Owen of Lusk, was found to have a most suitable blood count, and was chosen, but the effort was in vain. Mr. Barbour and Dr. Plummer were the attending physicians, and made a heroic attempt to save her life.

Mary Maria Vermeule was born in Carthage, South Dakota, on June 6th, 1911. At the age of two years she was taken with her parents to Carrol County, Iowa, and one year later Loretto, Neb., where she spent the next fifteen years. While in Loretto she united with the M. E. Church. In 1929 Mary came with her father and mother to Lusk, where she graduated from the Lusk High School with the class of 1931. In 1933 she united with the Baptist Church here and was a teacher in the Sunday School, as well as being active in other departments. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. On June 6th, 1934, Mary was united in marriage to Franklin Vollmer. She passed away Saturday, April 11, 1936, at the age of 24 years, 10 months, 5 days. She leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, two brothers, her husband and many friends.

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