Obituary Details

Zelma Catherine Crowe

(08/14/1902 - 08/01/1932)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 08/04/1932

Lance Creek Girl Dies in Hot Springs

Zelma Crow, Well-known Lace Creek Girl, Passes Away Monday From Attack of Meningitis

Zelma Crowe, daughter of L.H. Crowe of Lance Creek, passes away at the Sisters of Our Lords hospital at Hot Springs, S.Dak.,(Our Lady of Lourdes hospital) on Monday morning, August 1, following an illness from which she never recovered. The immediate cause of death given following an autopsy on Monday at the hospital was meningitis.

Miss Crowe was born in Ferris, Ill., in August, 1902, and spent the earlier part of her life there with her father and two brothers, Lowell and Lloyd. Her mother preceded her in death in the year 1908 and also a sister, who died some time later.

With her father and two brothers she came to Lance Creek in 1926 at which place she lived until the time of her death.

For the past few years she has not been in the best of health and has been consulting physicians for some time.

George Earl Peet of the Peet Mortuary accompanied the body back from Hot Springs on Monday evening and funeral services were held from the Congregational Church on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock with an Eastern Star Funeral Service. Rev. B.F. Farrar was the officiating minister, Shipment of the body was made to Carthage, Ill., following the funeral services here.

Pallbearers were: Hans Gautschi, Wallace Ball, John Lamb, O.M. Rassmussen, L.C. Stoddard and John Hill.

She leaves to mourn, a father, and two brothers, Lowell and Lloyd all of Lance Creek, Wyo.


Zelma Catherine Crowe was born at Ferris, Ill., August 14th, 1902, and departed this life at the age of 29 years, eleven months, and 17 days.

Her early life was spent in Illinois where, when she was 14 years of age she was converted and united with the Christian Church and remained faithful to those vows throughout her life.

In 1926 she came with her father and twin brothers to Wyoming where she spent the remaining days of her life.

Being in declining health she went to the Sisters hospital at Hot Springs where she, after a brief illness, passed away, August 1st, 1932.

Her mother and one sister have preceded her to the home beyond.

There remain to mourn her departure, her father, two brothers, Lowell and Lloyd, a devoted aunt and uncle, other relatives and host of friends.

She was a member of the Eastern Star lodge and her sisters today, by their impressive ritual service reserve her memory as they mourn her departure.

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