Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
January 12, 1952 - Tuesday pg 2
LAURA H. OCKEN - Last rites for Mrs. Laura H. Ocken were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Trouth Funeral Home with Rev. E. J. Larsen officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. During the service, Mrs. Verna Harshman and Mrs. E. J. Larsen sang "Abide With Me.", accompanied by Pearl Graehling at the organ. Pallbearers were Richard Niehaus, Forrest Anderson, Walter Thomas, Francis Hurley, Case Eldrenkamp and John Kiefer. In charge of floral tributes were Mrs. Mary Harshman, Mrs. Lydia Wesner, Mrs. Verna Harshman, and Mrs. F. V . Conrad.