Source: The obituary is from a collection of newspaper (paper names not recorded) obituaries saved, by Fauniel Hershberger, during the 1950's, 60's, 70's and 80's. She was a life long resident of Fountain County Indiana. The collection is now housed at Crawfordsville District Public Library.
Covington, Ind. (CNS) — Mrs. Marie N. Strawser, 69, a life resident of the Foster community on Covington Route 2, died at 3:47 p.m. yesterday (Nov. 29, 1965) at Lake View Memorial Hospital. She had been a patient two days and in failing health for one year. Born June 10, 1896, at Foster, she was the daughter of Rollie G. and Rosetta Siddens Gaskin. She was married Aug. 26, 1914, to Earl Strawser, who survives. Mrs. Strawser formerly served as manager of the Covington Schools cafeteria for several years. She was a member of the Benson Chapel Methodist Church and Wabash Royal Neighbors Camp 6070. Other survivors include her mother of Covington; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Louise) Hunter of Covington and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Ball of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.; a son, Robert E. of Veedersburg Route 2; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, a sister, a daughter and a granddaughter. Services will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at the Benson Chapel Methodist Church. The Rev. Lawrence Tedrow will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The body is at the Bodine & Shelby Funeral Home. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today and after 3 p.m. Wednesday. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services. --typed by Walt W