Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Lucia Ophelia Case was born to Almon and Betsy Benton in Spencer, New York. She was the second wife to prominent Kansas lawyer Alderial Hebard Case, also known as A.H. Case or Hib Case. She was admitted to the Kansas bar in 1895.

Lucia Case was the first female attorney in the state of Kansas. Her ashes, according to her wishes, were scattered over the ocean in Hawaii where she died.

IN MEMORY OF
LUCIA OPHELIA CASE

BORN - SPENCER, N.Y.
JULY 25, 1851

DIED - WAILUKU, MAUI, HAWAII
FEBRUARY 27, 1925

HER LAST WISH FULFILLED:
"WHATEVER REMAINS OF MORTAL ME,
BLOW INTO A SUNSET OVER THE SEA,
KNOWING THAT THERE I WISH TO REST
ON THE BOUNDLESS, PULSING OCEAN'S BREAST."


Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

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