Obit: Lien, Alma (1878 - 1925)
Surnames: LIEN RHEA ROSSMAN DOUGHERTY LANDRY BROWN
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/26/1925
Lien, Alma (27 NOV 1878 - MAR 1925)
Alma Rhea, wife of Dr. Andrew P. Lien of this city died at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire at 9:20 o'clock Sunday evening, after a period of hopeless suffering, covering three months or more. The death and circumstances connected with it constitute a tragedy which has touched the heart of the whole community.
Mrs. Lien was taken to the hospital about the first of the year and submitted to an operation on Jan. 15. The operation revealed a condition which was hopeless, and since that time relatives and friends have watched in agony while death inexorably took its toll of one of the community's most attractive personalities as well as one of its most beloved characters.
The deceased was a daughter of Hon. And Mrs. A. O. Rhea, well known residents of Thorp, Clark County, Wis. She was born on Nov. 27, 1878 at Holmen in La Crosse Co. The family resided there and at West Salem till 1893 when they moved to Thorp and her the deceased grew to beautiful and cultured womanhood. She was married to Dr. A. P. Lien on Jan. 3, 1914, and became prominent in the social life of Stanley. Her life was one of devotion to her husband and her two children, by whom she is survived. Ambitious for her children, she sought to assist them in securing a course at the university, by resuming her teaching work in the public schools but death called her ere she had completed her task. Her life was a vicarious sacrifice.
In addition to her husband, her children, Russell and Goldene, students of the university, she is survived by her parents and four sisters, viz. Mrs. E. J. Rossman, Wilmington, Calif.; Mrs. J. F. Dougherty and Mrs. H. J. Landry, Kilbourn, and Mrs. F. J. Brown, Chippewa Falls.
The attendance at the funeral on Wednesday afternoon exceeded the capacity of the Presbyterian Church. The pupils of the deceased from the south side school attended in a body, as did the teachers of the public schools. Rev. Griffith Davies preached the sermon, George F. Harrington sand "Some Day We'll Understand:, and Mr. Harrington and Mrs. Carl M. Toft Sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." The remains were then taken to Thorp for interment in the family lot at the Thorp Village Cemetery. The pallbearers were Alfred Kristiansen, C.M. Toft. C. W. Dodge, Lambert Roe, Miles Alderson and W. M. Miller.
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