Sarah Betty Meyer Fielder
Mrs. Raymond Lavern Fielder of Cairo, Neb., formerly of Fairbury, died in a Chester, Ill., hospital following a traffic accident April 23, 1966 at the age of 42 years, 11 months and 4 days.
Sarah Betty Meyer, the youngest of five children of Rev. and Mrs. Peter George Meyer, was born May 19, 1923 at Fairbury, Neb. Being the daughter of a minister, Betty spent her younger years in several different communities and states.
On April 23, 1944, Betty was married to Raymond L. Fielder and to them four children were born. For several years, Betty, along with her husband engaged in the educational field. This profession led her to several states and also to the providence of Newfoundland.
After returning to the States three years ago, Betty continued in the teaching field. She taught in the Elsie and Dannebrog schools until March of this year when she received a government appointment to serve as a claims representative in the division of Social Security, Health Education and Welfare. She was serving in this capacity at the time of her passing.
She was a faithful member of the Assembly of God church. Preceding her in death were her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Peter G. Meyer.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond L. Fielder of Cairo, Neb.; four children, Chairy Fielder of Lincoln, Timothy Fielder of Springfield, Mo., and Joy and Jane of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Maybelle Becker of Littleton, Colo., and Mrs. Esther Jantzen of Diller and two brothers, Rev. George Meyer of Brighton, Colo., and William Meyer of Powell.
Funeral services were Wednesday afternoon April 27 in the Fairbury Foursquare church with the Rev. H.L. Hoover officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ernest Howland and the Rev. Duane Palser. Pallbearers were Lowell Thrasher, Guy Clemons, Herbert Kujath, Gerald Canning, Dave Meyer and Gerald Meyer. Interment in the Pleasant Hill cemetery, west of Fairbury.
[The Fairbury Journal, date unknown]
Mrs. Fred Fiene died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Heidelk, in this city, Friday, January 19, of pneumonia, after an illness of ten days.
Mrs. Fiene's home was near Jansen and she was here visiting her daughter. Her husband, Fred Fiene, died November 22, last, at the home near Jansen.
Mrs. Fiene was born in Germany January 17, 1845 and was aged 61 years, and 2 days at the time of her death.
She leaves four children, Mrs. John Heidelk of Fairbury, Henry Fiene of Steele City, Fred living near the home place and William at home.
The funeral occurred Sunday at Mr. Heidelk's residence, burial in the Cub Creek cemetery.
[Note: Given name is Marie, per gravestone]
[The Fairbury Journal, January 26, 1906]
Died at Anselmo
Mr. Foran lived here five years, moving away two years ago. He married Mrs. Minnie NcGown, formerly Minnie Hickey, sister of the Hickey brothers and sisters of this vicinity. There are four step-children living. The funeral was held Friday at Anselmo and was attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Hickey, Mike Hickey and Mrs. Andy Snyder of Fairbury.
[The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, March 31, 1921]
Died - Of congestion of the brain and bowels, Oct. 26th, 1878, Lilly Jane, daughter of Augustus and Nellie Frost, aged seven years and ten months.
Every attention was given for her relief from the first complaining until death, which was only two days, but all in vain. The message was sealed and final. She must go; and as she gently passed away there was an impress of smile left upon her face indicative of peace and quiet, only waving back an entreaty to relatives and friends to press onward and upward to the mark of the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.
Dear bereaved friends, as we drop the sympathizing tear, our prayers ascend to God in your behalf for sustaining grace. Weep not as those who have no hope, but trust God for immortal life and happiness. Through God's economy of grace we believe her saved, and for ought we know may be removed from earth to heaven to increase your desires for immortal glory.
The funeral discourse was delivered by the writer, from the 24th chapter of Mathew, 44th verse, at the Carlin school house.
[The Fairbury Gazette, Saturday, November 2, 1878]
Bruce & Eugene Funk
One of the saddest afflictions which has befallen a family in Fairbury came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Funk this week.
On last Saturday afternoon after a short illness with mumps, followed by scarlet fever and diphtheria, their oldest child, little Bruce Royal, passed away, aged 6 years, 3 months and 10 days.
A private funeral service was held the same afternoon at the grave conducted by Rev. Orrill, assisted by Rev. Holmes and a trio of singers.
Tuesday the death angel again came to this afflicted home and bore away the youngest child, little baby Eugene, aged 2 years, 8 months and 13 days, from almost the same illness.
A private funeral service was held at the grave, conducted by Rev. Holmes. It is needless to say that the sympathy of the community go out to these young parents in their great sorrow.
[The Fairbury Journal, Friday, February 16, 1906]