Also, why does the obit say Mary Cass Springer when she was Mary Cass Eccles for many years leading up to her death. If she was a Springer it would have been for 3 years maximum --just long enough to get pregnant, get married and realize their ill-suited temperaments. Because face it, Mary was meant for Gib. They had 6 boys together and seemed very jolly in Allen's diaries. They were always together and calling in on their kin.
As an interesting aside from cousin Patsy, Mary would have had ample opportunity for a romance with Perry Springer because his family's farm was next door to Adeline and Josiah Eccles' farm. Ada was Mary's older sister by 7 years. Saying that, this was not Allen and Alice marrying at the dawn of their 20s, Mary was no spring chicken when she fell pregnant (two things strike me here, I have clearly decided the baby Luella precipitated the marriage and I love the hilarity of the phrase "fell pregnant" as if Mary quite innocently tripped and landed on...okay). Mary was 28. If you're an Austenophile, you'll realize it was only 70 years earlier than this that Anne Elliot was considered quite past it at 27 in Persuasion.
Now I'm looking for information on a mysterious first marriage for Miss Luella at the tender age of 17.