Obituary - Mrs. Mary E. Arentz

17 April 1945 The Tumut and Adelong Times

As briefly recorded in our last issue, the death took place on Tuesday last at Lewisham Hospital, Sydney, of Mrs. Mary Evelyn Quirk, relict of the late Mr. Wm. J. Arentz of Tumut, at the age of 57 years.

Deceased had been in ill-health for some time And had been a patient in Lewisham Hospital for a week prior to her demise. 

The late Mrs. Arentz was born at Wagragobilly and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Quirk of that centre, one had resided in Tumut practically the whole of her married life until the tragic death of her husband last year.

The late Mr. Arentz was in, charge of the railway goods shed at Tumut for many years. 

She was an ardent tennis player and took part in all tennis tournaments at Tumut.

It is only of recent years that   she had had to give up the sport for health reasons.

There are two daughters and one son surviving, viz.: Vonnie (Mrs. Bradford, Burwood), Doreen (Mrs. George Clements, Cooma) and Norman (A.I.F.).

Brothers and sisters surviving are James (Wagragobilly) , Cyrus (Tu mut), Michael (Gundagai), Nell (Mrs. G. A. Holt, Wagragobilly), Ettie (Mrs. R. Arentz, Tumut), and  Lillian (Mrs. Don. Mclnerney, Gundagai). 

The remains were conveyed from Sydney to Tumut and the funeral left from the Catholic Church for the Tumut New Cemetery.

Very Rev. Dean Sharkey officiated at the graveside and Mr. H. W. Baker attended to the funeral arrangements.

The pall-bearers were Messrs. R. Arentz, Cyrus and Michael Quirk, Jas. Quirk, Wal. Green and Ab. Holt.

The following is a list of those who sent floral tributes:- Her loving family; Norman; Von, Stan, Brian and Nona; Doreen, George, John, Anthony and Roger; Ett, Reub, Kevin, Dulcie and Artie; Grandma, Kit, jack and Phyllis; G. A. Holt family; Mick, Lizzie, Moya, Clare, Anne, Ette and Mary; brothers Jim and Cyrus; Lil and Don; Marie, Ray, Tom and Merle; Arthur, Beat and family; nep-hew Jack; Len, Dorothy and Jeanette, Wallace, Myrtle and Peg; Leo and Bridie; Mr. and Mrs. S. Bye, Verlie and Jean; Bill, Dais and John; Jean, Bob and Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Wilkinson, Doug and Robert; the Russell family; the Tumut Co-operative Store; Mr. and Mrs. G. Barbour and Norma. Rita and Tom Davey; Mrs. Smith and Harold; M. and A. Conrick; Mrs. W. Butler and family; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. McDonnell and family; Mr. and Mrs. G. Newman and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Quarmby and Dorothy; Mr. and Mrs. H. Clee; Mr. and Mrs. George Bates and Marge; Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Beegling and Colin; Mr. and Mrs; W. F. Heydon and family; May Jones and family; Fanny and family; Vic. and Daisy Frost and children; Mr. and Mrs Bowler; Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Piper and Enid; Mr. and Mrs. Allan Baker and family; Mr. and Mrs. Cruise and Marie; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crampton; Mrs. Garner and Daisy and Snow Lubke; Hargreaves family, Capper-st.; Mr. and Mrs. .Wal. Wortes, Cliff and girls; Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Claffey and Doris; Mr. and Mrs. W. Rivers and family; Mr. and Mrs. O'Kcefe and family; Clem.Donoghue; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Eggleton and family; Teddie, Ken and family; Mr. arid Mrs. Gus Claffey; Fred, Kath and Ian; Fred and Phyl Barton; Gus and Kit Malone; Mrs. W. Watson and family; Mrs. M. H. Frost and Dorothy; Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Piper and family; Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Raker and Monica; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Carroll and family; Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Barton and family; Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Waiters (Sydney); Mrs. McGrath and family; Mr. and Mrs. McBride and family; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baker; Mr. and Mrs. H. Bodel; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Cheney, Leo and Pearl.