Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
June 26, 1972 - Monday, pg 2
FLORA CAROLYN (Lenser) YAGER
Mrs. Flora Yager of Prophetstown Dies
Prophetstown: - Mrs. Flora Carolyn Yager, 87, died Saturday noon in Prophetstown Riverview Center, following several years of ill health.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the Gardner Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Daniel Boxwell of the First Congregational Church. The burial was in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial was established to the Prophets Riverview Center.
Flora Lenser was born in Geneseo Feb. 28, 1885, the daughter of Fred and Fredericka Hamman Lenser and was educated in the Geneseo Schools. She was united in marriage with George Yager of Geneseo Feb. 16, 1905 in Geneseo. He preceded her in death. They farmed 33 years in the Prophetstown area.
Mrs. Yager's last residence was on Washington Street where she lived 39 years before entering the center. She is survived by one son Roland of Prophetstown, a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Yager James of Erie, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her husband, one brother and one sister preceded in death.
Mrs. Yager was a member of the Prophetstown Woman's Club and assisted in organization of the Division of Garden and Conservation in 1945. She was also an organizing member of the Country Club in 1910, served 15 years on the Henry C. Adams Library Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Congregational Church and its Women's Fellowship, and Martha Class.
June 30 - Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. George (Flora) Yager, 87, who died Saturday noon at the Prophets Riverview Center were held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Gardner Chapel, with Rev. Daniel Boxwell, officiating. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis Weburg, Don Frary, Stanley Adams, Robert Reynolds, Philip Bauer and John Oberle. Organist for the service was Mrs. Lyle Dingman. Flowers cared for by Mrs. John Oberle, Mrs. Phil Bauer and Mrs. and Mrs. LaRue Parrill and Hillcrest Greenhouse.