Submitted by Margaret Hill
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Wednesday, October 6, 1954
STROKE IS FATAL TO MRS. RALPH SIBLEY
Resident of This Vicinity Many Years Passes Away Tuesday After Brief Illness
Failing to recover consciousness after suffering a stroke Friday, Mrs. Ralph Sibley passed away Tuesday forenoon at the Morrison Hospital where she had been since Friday afternoon. The body was brought to the Gardner mortuary, where friends may call, and services will be conducted at the chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock by the Rev. C. F. Chasteen of the Methodist Church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Born at Vernamo, Sweden, Jan. 31, 1884, Hilda Josephine Johnson was he daughter of Andrew and Helena (Eck) Johnson and came to this country with her parents when she was four years of age. The family settled in Bureau county and Mrs. Sibley attended school there. In 1910 she and Ralph Sibley of Portland township we remarried at Morrison and went to farming on the old Sam Rapp farm, continuing to operate various farms in Portland until 1928, when they moved to this city and a short time alter purchased the house at 412 Market Street which has been their home the past 25 years. She attended the Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Sibley leaves one son, Guy R., and a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Peterson, both of Prophetstown, a brother
, Carl Johnson or Portland, and a sister, Mrs. C. O. Larson of Sarasota, Fla., also two grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. John E. Anderson and Mrs. Freeman Sibley, receded her in death. (Submitted by: M. Hill)