Obit: Southworth, Agnes Theresa (1906 - 2005)

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Surnames: Southworth, Linzmaier, Klister, Van de Hey, Bolz, Guerten, Hessefort, Lamers

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tue, Apr 19, 2005 Southworth, Agnes Theresa (31 March 1906 - 17 April 2005)

OWEN - Agnes Southworth, 99, of Medford, formerly of Owen, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Lighthouse Elder Care in Medford under the care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Owen.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen.

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Wed, Apr 20, 2005

Agnes Southworth

MEDFORD -Agnes Southworth, 99, Medford, formerly of the town of Hoard, Owen, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the Lighthouse Elder Care in Medford surrounded by her loving family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen with the Rev. Eric Linzmaier and Monsignor Roy Klister officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Withee.

Visitation with family and friends will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Maurina Funeral Home in Owen. Parish rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation also will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.

Agnes Theresa Klister was born March 31, 1906, in Wrightstown, the daughter of John and Henrietta (Van de Hey) Klister. Before her marriage, she was employed in Sheboygan on the production line of a shoe factory. Later, she worked in Milwaukee. She was united in marriage to Claire E. Southworth on Nov. 28, 1929, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Milwaukee. Claire died on Feb. 16, 1980. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1979 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Owen.

The young couple moved to the town of Holway and in 1944, they purchased their farm in the town of Hoard, rural Owen, and farmed until retiring in 1972. They continued to live on the home place. In September 1999, Agnes moved to Our House assisted living care in Medford and in 2001 resided at the Lighthouse Elder Care.

Agnes was a homemaker but always found time to reach out to others. She was an active member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Parish Council of Catholic Women and St. Mary's Circle. She enjoyed her membership with the Owen Senior Citizens and serving lunches. Agnes served time with the town of Hoard Election Board and was an avid card player. She was a member of the Farmer's Union and Happy Homemakers.

Agnes will be dearly missed by her children, Donald (Annette) Southworth of Wausau, George (Elaine) Southworth of Medford, Charlotte Bolz of Withee, Bernice (William) Guerten of Madison, Mary Hessefort of Oshkosh, John (Betty) Southworth of Stratford, James (Janice) Southworth of Palestine, Texas, Dennis (Nancy) Southworth of Weston and Daniel (Marge) Southworth of Aniwa; one brother, Cyril (Martha) Klister of Kaukauna; one sister, Helen (Lyle) Lamers of De Pere; a sister-in-law, Catherine Klister; 33 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claire; six brothers; and five sisters.

A memorial will be designated at a later time.



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