Evening Capital News
Thursday, Feb. 26, 1925
Mrs. Clara Work Well Known Here
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Gish Work, Boise woman's club leader who died Wednesday at her home, 1116 West Bannock street, will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Summers & Krebs chapel, Rev. A.F. Colver will officiate and burial will be in Morris Hill cemetery.
Clara M'Cann was born near Bloomfield, Ia., May 28, 1862, and would have been 63 years old of her next birthday. Her early education was devoted principally to the study of elocution and music. She lived some of her mature years in Mankato, Minn. where she was quite successful in the teaching of her chosen subjects. After several years she returned to her home in Bloomfield and continued her work. At this time she was also active in directing church choirs and choruses.
In the summer of 1902 she moved to Boise where she has lived ever since. Her interests here have been chiefly devoted to the teachings of elocution and music. Her musical ability, both vocal and on the piano were well known and enjoyed by the people of Boise.
Mrs. Work took an active part in many public affairs and was several times chosen to read Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on the Fourth of July. She also was actively engaged in public choral work and in many church enterprises. She was a member of the Central W.C.T.U., an ardent prison worker, in the Idaho State penitentiary, and had been leader of the choirs in both the First Baptist church and the First Christian church of this city.
About eight years ago she suffered a slight stroke of paralysis and was forced to discontinue much of her active work, although her popularity with her friends and her interest in community betterment was never abated.
Her husband, S.A. Work of Boise, and a sister, Mrs. James M. Clayton, of Dallas, Tex. survive.
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