Patient battling liver failure laid to rest

TEMPLE, TX - Mary St. John, the wife and mother of two was laid to rest Saturday in Temple exactly one week after passing away from terminal liver failure. 

Family and community members gathered at the Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home to say their final goodbyes to the 26-year-old. 

Mary's husband Elijah desperately tried to find a hospital for six days where his wife could receive a liver transplant without health insurance. 

Elijah St. John says, "It's just hard to think you know, she's really gone and to accept the fact that she is gone, it's hard to let go of the body, that to me is what's become the hardest part now is the body and letting her body go."

The couple has two daughters Bethany and Penelope. 

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