Elizabeth Cassin Willits
Submitted by: Sarah Gehret
Source: Aledo Times Democrat Sept. 7, 1932
Elizabeth (CASSIN) WILLITS
Mrs. Elizabeth Cassin Willits, 92 years old, of Keithsburg, oldest member of St. Mary's Catholic church of that city, died at her home there Tuesday morning, Sept, 6, following a lingering illness due to infirmities of old age. She was born in Kilkenny county, Ireland Aug. 15, 1840 and came to New York in 1855. Two years later they settled on a farm in Mercer County. She was united in marriage to Ira Willits on April 11, 1861 and to this union were born 10 children, six having preceded her in death together with the father. Those living to mourn her passing are Dr. James X. Willits and Dr. Ira Willits of Chicago; Mrs. L. H Tucker of Baton Rouge, La, and Frank Willits, who makes his home with his mother. There are also six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was long a member of St. Mary's Catholic church and St Mary's Altar Society.
Funeral services will be held from St. Mary's church at Keithsburg on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock with Rev. John Fahy saying the mass. Burial will be in Greenmound cemetery, Keithsburg.