JOHN O'BRIEN - Funeral rites for John H. O'Brien of Rock Falls were conducted Wednesday morning. There was a prayer service at nine o'clock in the Grennan and Son Funeral Home, followed by requiem mass at 9:30 in St. Andrews Catholic Church. The Rev. Raymond Hettermann officiated. James Simer, sergeant-at-arms of Rock Falls American Legion Post 902, was in charge of the Legion's participation in the rites. The burial took place in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon. Pallbearers were John Olson, Wesley Tabor, Elton Bellows, Frank Boroski, Richard Morris, John Conklen, Aaron Knox and John Hannan. The color guard was Ralph Gaulrapp, Quenten Harms, James Burke and Wayne Jones. At the cemetery the American Flag was folded by Marion Franks and Lee Wolfe and was presented to Mrs. O'Brien by Lee Wolfe. Buglers at the cemetery were Barry Tuft and Ronnie Reed. The firing squad included Holland Atchley, Fred Alexander, Robert Blackburn, Felham Waite, William Poe, Robert Doering, William Mills and Al Melville. Flowers were taken care of by Doris Olson Barbara Franks, Jan Busing, Zella Morris, Jean Blackburn and Marilyn Beck. Following the committal, the Rock Falls American Legion Post and Auxiliary served dinner to the family and friends in the American Legion Home.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 20, 1966 - Thursday, pg 6

PAUL VINCENT ODENTHAL , aged 25 years, died Saturday Evening at his home on Dixon Avenue from an illness of hemorrhages of the heart of several weeks. Besides his wife and little daughter, he leaves his father and mother, four sisters and six brothers. They are Mrs. Chris Parker, Cramer, Neb.; Mrs. W. J. Walters, Theo Odenthal, Miss Christina Odenthal, Columbus, Neb.; Mrs. Elmer Lower, Rochelle; and Joseph, John, Philip, Will and Fred of Dixon. Mr. Odenthal was an employee of the shoe factory. Funeral services will be had on Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 13 March 1911

JULIAN OELLIG , 38, a former resident of Dixon passed away Tuesday at the Rockford Municipal Sanitarium. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Dora Oellig of Dixon, two sisters, Mrs. Peter Phalen of Dixon, Mrs. Effie Walters of DeKalb; two brothers, Lloyd of Dixon and Russell of Rockford; his wife and two children. Funeral services will be conducted at the Jones Funeral home in Dixon Thursday, the Rev. Merrill S. Tope officiating and burial in Ashton Cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 30 July 1947

MRS. LUCY (DRUMMOND) OELLIG of this city (Rochelle) passed away yesterday afternoon at 2:15 in the Rochelle Hospital where she had been admitted yesterday morning. She had been in failing health for a number of years and had been seriously ill for the past week. She was born in Ashton, Lee County and is survived by her husband Ray, a son Donald of Rochelle, a daughter Mrs. John A Baker, Rochelle, a grandson, a brother Charles Drummond of Ashton and two sisters Mrs. Nora Shippee, Ashton and Mrs. Byrdella Wetzel, Rochelle. Arrangements are being made at the Unger Funeral home.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 24 October 1948

SADIE (CRIDER) OELLIG - The community was saddened Sunday morning to learn of the death of Mrs. William C. Oellig which occurred at an early hour. While Mrs. Oellig had not had the best of health her sudden demise came as a shock to her many relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at the home and at two o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Loyal V. Sitler officiating. Interment was made in the Ashton Cemetery. Mrs. Sadie Elizabeth Oellig, in maidenhood known as Sadie Elizabeth Crider was born in Frnaklin Co. PA. October 7, 1852. On Dec. 14, 1871 she was united in marriage to William C. Oellig and for over fifty years has proven herself a helpmate and companion to her husband and a faithful and loving mother. Eight children were born into the home to add their cheer to the hearth; Francis A. who died June 1, 1893, Howard H. of Dixon; Sannie B. and Nill both residents of Wilmette; Earl of Chicago, Almo who died June, 1891, Ray who lives in Ashton and Mrs. Edward Schafer who recently moved to Franklin Grove. During the early years of their married life they made several changes in residence after leaving Pennsylvania coming to Ashton, from Kansas and .... She was a sweet Christian character and knew the joy of a Christian's faith and trust in God. She united with the Methodist church of Ashton during the pastorate Rev. Honeywell, perhaps in the year 1902 and has remained a faithful worker.
Contributed by Pat France

ROBERT J. OESTER , 82, of Amboy died July 21, 2005 at KSB Hospital in Dixon. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 25 beginning with a 10 a.m. prayer service at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton with Rev. Kenneth Stachyra, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Amboy with military rites by the Amboy American Legion. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24 at the funeral home with a rosary at 8 p.m. Mr. Oester was born July 13, 1923 in Marion Twp., Lee County to William B. and Christina (Dinges) Oester. He married Eileen Rock on June 30, 1945 in Harmon. Survivors include his wife; six sons, Bob (Betty) Oester, Bill (Linda) Oester and Tim (Maureen) Oester, all of Amboy, John Oester of Long Beach, Calif., Dan (Patti) Oester of Flanagan and Steve (Michelle) Oester of Arvada, Colo.; six daughters, Sheila (Pierre) Schwerderski of Osceola, Wis., Linda (Jim) Murphy of Monticello, Cathy (Kim) Kromm of Amboy, Maureen (Ralph) Henning of Batavia, Ann (Doug) Reist of North Aurora and Barb (Greg) Rozek of Dixon; two sisters, Elizabeth Ringenberg of Prophetstown and Ruth Ackert of Dixon; 31 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph; three grandchildren; two brothers, Delmar and Marvin Oester; and three sisters, VeNira Sheridan, Lois Murray and Dorothy Friel. Mr. Oester was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving with the occupation forces in Japan during WWII. He was a life long farmer and had worked at Anchor Coupling Co. in Dixon for 16 years prior to his retirement in 1983. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton and a charter member of the Amboy Knights of Columbus

EVERETT DEAN OGBURN , 80, of Dixon, died, Saturday, October 28, 2006, at the Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for Borg Warner, Dixon, for 15 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Ogburn was born December 28, 1925, in Wyoming, IL, the son of Everett D. and Mary Ann (Walker) Ogburn. Everett married Shirley Vale on December 27, 1947, in Davenport, IA. Everett was a member of the Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, and served in the United States Navy during WWII. Survivors include his wife, of Dixon; four sons, Clarence Allen (Diana L.) Ogburn, Nachusa, Everett Duane Ogburn, Del Rio, TX, Randall W. Ogburn, Rockford, IL, Richard Steven (Dora) Ogburn, Morrison; one daughter, Karen Jean Ogburn, Dixon; his step-mother, Norma Ogburn, Moline, IL; one son-in-law, Gary Dimmig, Amboy; four brothers, David (Sharon) Ogburn, East Moline, IL, William (Grace) Ogburn, Rock Island, IL, Gary (Maureen) Ogburn, Spencer, IA, Calvin (Sharon) Ogburn, Collinsville, MS; four sisters, Marcella Hilbert, DeWitt, IA, Rosemary Ferris, Moline, IL, Peggy Wolley, Maquoketa, IA, Phyllis McKlasky, Calona, IL; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. Everett was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Sharon Lynn Dimmig. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2006, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of the Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, officiating. Burial of cremains with full military graveside services provided by the combined veteran’s organizations will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with family present from 2 - 4:00 p.m. and 6 - 8:00 p.m.

EVERETT DEAN OGBURN - Funeral arrangements are complete at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls for Mrs. Granville Oiler (Estella S.) Oiler, 72, Nelson, who died Tuesday afternoon in Community General Hospital after an extended illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Rev. David Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Oiler was born on March 2, 1900 in Hillsboro, the daughter of William and Mary Ellen Lewis Snow. She was united in marriage to Granville D. Oiler on March 27, 1918 at Waukegan. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls. They lived their entire married life in the Nelson area. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Freda) Branson, Amboy, and Mrs. James (Ellen) Renner, Pasadena, Calif.; two sons, Dillard, Nelson and Earl Oiler, Warrenville; two sisters, Mrs. Livley (Gladys) Hornback, Manlius, and Mrs. Albert (Geneva) Tomkins, Rock Falls; one brother, Eugene H. Snow, Rock Falls; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock FAlls, Illinois May 31, 1972 - Wednesday, page 2

DONALD OLSON died at the age of 88, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, in DeKalb, Illinois. He had resided in Malta, Illinois. He was the son of Susan (Johnson) Olson and Orden Johnson. He had served in the Army in Korea, after his military service, he married Helen Rowe on June 29th, 1947, in Malta, Illinois. There they made their home for 61 years. He was employed for many years at Pease Lumber Company in Malta, Illinois and Alexander Lumber Company in Shabbona, Illinois. He later retired as Head Custodian at Rochelle High School. He was a lifetime member of Calvary Lutheran Church in rural Lee County, where he served as Trustee, Deacon, and Sunday School Superintendant. He also was very active in many community organizations. He was also a 60-year member of the Volunteer Fire Department of Malta, the Malta Lions Club, the Village Board, and the Malta School Board. He enjoyed sports and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Susan and Orden Olson, and two sons, Donald B. Olson Jr. and Jeffrey Olson, also four brothers, Clarion Olson, Harland Olson, Peter Olson, and Alvin Olson, and one sister, Genevieve. He is survived by: His wife of 61 years, Helen Olson of Malta, Illinois, three daughters, Linda Carlson of Egan, Minnesota, Rebecca Petzke of Boulder, Colorado, and Sherri Barber of Malta, Illinois, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Burial: Union Cemetery, Steward, Lee County, Illinois
Contributed by Karen Holt

CATHERINE T. (CURAN) O'MALLEY , 24, of 406 N. Main St., Ohio, died unexpectedly in Sterling Monday afternoon. She was stricken while shopping in downtown Sterling. Friends may call at the Allen-Buckley Funeral Home in Dixon on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Final arrangements will be announced upon completion. Mrs. O'Malley was born Aug. 30, 1946 in Dixon, the daughter of Frank J. and Oma Rendleman Curran. She attended St. Mary's Grade School, graduated from Dixon Township High School and attended one year at the Mt. Saint Claire College at Clinton, Iowa. She was united in marriage February 10, 1968 to J. Michael O'Malley of Ohio at St. Patrick's Catholic Church and had lived the past three years in Ohio. Mrs. O'Malley was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Ohio and the Altar and Rosary Society. She is survived by her husband J. Michael O'Malley, two daughters, Janel Marie and Margaret Ann, both at home; her mother, Mrs. Frank (Oma) Curran, Dixon; three sisters, Mrs. Fred (Mary Sue) Beecher, Bettendorf, Iowa; Mrs. Helen Green, Dixon; and Mrs. Floyd (Margaret Ann) Wohrley, Cambridge, Ill.; one brother, Francis Jerome Curran, Littleton, Col. She was preceded in death by her father on Nov. 22, 1966. Whiteside County Coroner John Ardapple will conduct an inquiry.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 20, 1971 - Tuesday, pg 2

GEORGE F. ONKEN - Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wheelock Mortuary in Rock Falls for George F. Onken who passed away at his home Sunday morning November 26th (1944) at Nelson, Ill. Rev. Albert H. Keck Jr., pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church Sterling officiated. Mrs. H.W. Wiles of Sterling was soloist. Casket attendendants were: Earle D. Stitzel, G.W. Barthlomeow, Chas. Bahlkan, Edward Ortgiesen, Harry Blaisdell, and Paul Young of Nelson. Honorary pallbearers who represented the Chicago & Northwestern RR were Harvey F. Butler, Frank Chestock, R.D. Timmons, Edward Miller and Joseph Mayae of South Pekin Ill. Mrs. Bessie Miller and Mrs. E.D. Stitzel, Mrs. Edward Ortgiesen, Mrs. John Schoaf, Mrs. Walter Thompson, and Mrs. L. Coppotelli were in charge of the flowers. Burial was in the Nelson Cemetery. George F. Onken was born in Germany on October 31, 1882. He came to this country as a small boy and has made his home in Nelson for the past fifty-two years. He was united in marriage to Edith E. Veith in Nelson and to this union one daughter, Mrs. Winifred Cossman was born. He is survived by his wife, his daughter and one grandson, George W. Cossman who reside at the family home in Nelson, and one sister Mrs. Mary Cornelius of Windom MN. For the past 46 years Mr. Onken has been employed by the Chicago & Northwestern RR and for 35 years was engineer on the southern district of the Galena division. He was a most valued and faithful employee until his illness in March which necessitated his retirement. He was a patient sufferer and sympathy of the entire community is extended to his bereaved family.
Dixon Evening Herald 1 December 1944

IDA (MEYER) GERDES ONNEN - Funeral rites for Mrs. Ida Gerdes Onnen, 78, widow of George Onnen, who passed away Sunday [07/04/1943] night in the Linton nursing home, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Claus Onmen, 212 Sixth avenue, and at 2 p. m. in St. Paul Lutheran church. The Rev. G. H. Doermann will officiate and committal will be in Oakwood cemetery, Dixon. The body was removed to the Onmen home from the Trouth funeral home at 10 a. m. today. Ida Margaret Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Meyer, was born Jan. 6, 1865, in Germany. She came to the United States at the age of 18, settling at Minonk, Ill. There she was married to Berhard Gerdes and they lived on a farm near Minonk for 17 years, before moving to Walton, Ill., where Mr. Gerdes died in 1921. In 1924, she married George Onnen, whose death occurred in 1931. Since that time Mrs. Onnen had resided with a daughter, Mrs. Harry Landheer of Morrison. Five sons and six daughters survive their mother: Edward and Charles Gerdes, both of Walton; Jacob Gerdes, Steator; Ben Gerdes, Varna, Ill.; George Gerdes, Sterling; Mrs. Harry Landheer, Morrison; Mrs. Clarence Seagren, Mrs. Avery Levan and Mrs. Walter Levan, Dixon; and Mrs. Alvin Schertz, Canton. There are 29 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, July 6, 1943, page 2, column 2

MARGARET M. (COOPER) ORTGIESEN , 90, of Amboy died Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a short illness. A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy with the Rev. Aaron Brodeski officiating. The family will be present at the church on Saturday from 9:30 till the time of service. She was born on April 13, 1915 in Dixon, the daughter of Ross and Alice (Tully) Cooper. She married A. Donald Ortgiesen Sept. 1, 1934 in Dixon. She is survived by daughters Julia (James Schmidt of Evergreen, Colo., Helen (Robert) Jackson of DeKalb, Nancy (John) Daniels of Amboy, Mary Hardy of Amboy, Margaret “Peg” Ortgiesen of Santa Barbara, Calif., Sharon Ackerson of Vaughn, Mont., one son, Edward (Sharon)Ortgiesen of Oregon, Ill., 22 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson, two sisters, Alice (Weldon “Red”) White of Dixon, and Pat Flanagan of Tucson, Ariz., one brother, Edward (Marion) Cooper of Dixon. She was preceded in death by her husband Nov. 28, 1997. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy and the Catholic Women’s Club. Mrs. Ortgiesen has donated her body for anatomical study.

ABRAHAM ORVIS died at his residence in North Dixon yesterday morning of cancer, after a painful illness of many months. It was supposed that the terrible disease was brought on by an injury to a rib received about 12 years ago, by a fall; though the cancer did not makes its appearance until about a year ago. Dr. Orvis was born in Ferrisburg, VT 19 July 1808. For several years the deceased had not been in active business, though during most of his life followed with success his chosen profession at Rochester, NY he returned here six weeks ago, prepared to die. The doctor during his brief stay in Dixon, had gained many warm friends and admirers. The funeral services will take place at his residents in North Dixon at four o’clock this afternoon.
Contributed by Julia Joaquin / Dixon Telegraph Friday July 28, 1874

FRANKLIN KEESE ORVIS - When the sad announcement came out from Chicago this morning by wire that Mr. F. K. Orvis died at six o’clock we may well presume that of his many warm friends here not one was shocked with grief, for alas, sorrow had completed its full work in a heartfelt sympathy for our fellow-citizen in the suffering he had endured during the week of his last fatal illness; and, furthermore the inevitable doom had been well understood since the surgeon’s effort had blasted our last hope, and we were all ready to become resigned the fact that “Death is the port where all may refuge find.” More than a score of years with us as one of the leaders in Dixon’s business enterprises; a lover of his country, as the years spent at the front in defense of the Union bear witness: a gentleman of unusual mental power and activity, made useful by ripe scholarship and much knowledge gathered from the best of books, as a companion: a citizen and business man, few could have taken from us who will be so greatly missed. The remains were brought from Chicago on the 3:56 passenger this afternoon, and taken to the Nachusa House. The date of the funeral has not yet been announced.
Contributed by Julia Joaquin / Dixon Evening Telegraph Friday November 23, 1894

GRACE E. OSBORN - Funeral services for Mrs. Grace E. Osborn, 518 E. 4th St., Rock Falls, were conducted in the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Harry E. Shiffer officiating at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery at Dixon, Ill. Mrs. Wayne E. Larson was organist. Flowers cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parker and Mrs. Donald Willhite. Pallbearers were Fred Alexander, James Hendryx, Irvin Kosier, Frank Stephenson, Clarence Tousley and John Sprankle.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 30, 1960 - Wednesday, page 2

CLOYD M. OSTRANDER , 74, Harmon, died Saturday evening (13 August 1983) at his home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday with a Prayer Service at 10 a.m. at the Grennan Funeral Home followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10:30 a.m. at St. Flannen's Catholic Church, Harmon, with the Rev. Richard Kramer, officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon. Visititation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Grennan Funeral Home with a Rosary being recited at 8:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory. Cloyd Ostrander was born in Harmon on Oct. 28, 1908, the son of Harry and Elizabeth Considine Ostrander. He was a retired rural mail carrier and Postmaster in Harmon until the time of his retirement. He married the former Bernice Long at St. Flannen's Catholic Church, Harmon. He was a member of St. Flannen's Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, Bernice; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Ramona) Bittorf, Sterling; two sons, Gene, Long Beach, Calif., and Joe, Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Wayne (Darlene) Stonesifer, Carson, Calif., 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mevla
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 15, 1983 - Monday, pg A4

ELIZABETH (CONSIDINE) OSTRANDER , 95, Harmon died Friday at Long Beach Hospital, Long Beach, Calif., after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral home, Dixon and at 10 a.m. at St. Flannen's Church, Harmon with the Rev. James Lafferty, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Harmon. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday and the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ostrander was born July 23, 1880 in Harmon, the daughter of Dennis and Mary McDonnell Considine. She was married to Harry Ostrander in Harmon on May 7, 1906. She was a member of St. Flannen's Church, Harmon. Survivors include one son, Cloyd Ostrander of Harmon; one daughter, Mrs. Wayne (Darlene) Stonesifer of Carson, Calif.; eight grandchilren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, one son, five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illiinois January 19, 1976 - Monday, pg 6

MATTHEW S. OWENS , a native of Sterling and for a number of years employed here, passed away at his home, 332 Depot avenue, Dixon, at 4:30 p.m. Thursday after an illness of about two years , the last six weeks of which he had been confined to his bed. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday from the St. Patricks's Catholic church in Dixon, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rosary services will be held at the Jones funeral home at 8:15 Friday evening. Born in Sterling, Sept. 9, 1885, the son of Lawrence and Margaret Smith Owens, "Matt", as he was familiarly known by his friends, was identified with the Eyre Candy Co. in Sterling, of which he was vice present and salesman. In later years he was employed as salesman for the Brach Candy Co. of Chicago. Mr. Owens served in the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I, and following the signing of the armistice was a member of the army of occupation in Germany. He was member of the American Legion. The widow Helen Patrick Owens; a brother, Charles Owens of Sterling; two sisters, Mrs. Edwin Boos of Rochelle and Mrs. Elizabeth Wyatt of Clinton, Iowa; three nieces and one nephew, Mrs. Clifford Carpenter, Agnes Owens, James Owens of Sterling and Mrs. Harry Fisher of Louisville, Ky., survive. His parents five brothers and sisters preceded in death.
Sterling Daily Gazette 15 Oct 1943 Pg 2;2

MATTIE (HUNT) OWENS , wife of Dr. Alfred E. Owens and daughter of Dea. I. E. (Isaac E.) and Anna E. (Ann Eliza McBride) Hunt, was born on the farm south of town on the 21st day of Dec. 1859 and died in her home at Princeton on the 29th day of Oct. 1895 aged almost 36 years. In the year of 1879 she was converted and united with the Baptist church here in Paw Paw, and was baptized by Rev. H. R. Hicks, then pastor of the church. She has always lived an earnest devoted Christian life, taking an active part in all church work till compelled, by sickness, to lay down the work. On the 28th of March 1883, she was united in marriage to Dr. A. E. Owens. She was ever a loving daughter, devoted wife and kind neighbor. Her home cares not being very great gave her much time to devote to the work of her Master, and hence we find her earnest in her work in the church, and all religious and reform work. In the cause of temperance her whole soul was at work, having held important offices in the work of the W. C. T. U. and was always ready to lend a hand in all good work. Her sickness, though severe, only seemed to develop more and more her sweet character and so she bore the pain without a murmur, and died in triumphant faith in her Master. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock conducted by her pastor, Rev. D. G. McLane of Princeton, assisted by Rev. R. S. Sargent, and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot at South Side cemetery. R. S. S. The relatives who were here from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Dr. F. R. Hunt of Austin, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Ed Owens of Dixon, Mrs. Chamberlain of Lee Center, and Mrs. Belle Clark of Sheffield, Iowa.
Contributed by Marilyn Widler

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