Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
December 18, 1937 - Saturday, page 3
CLARA B. (Shugart) THACKABERRY
Angel Of Death Takes Mrs. Clara Thackaberry, 76 - Passes Away At Home Early Friday Evening After A Long Illness
Mrs. Clara Thackaberry, 76, wife of Marcus R. Thackaberry, died Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the family home, 615 West Third Street, as the result of complicated diseases, and an extended illness. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but throughout her illness bore her suffering to cause the least anxiety to the members of her family and circle of friends.
The body was removed to the Woods Funeral Home, where it will rest until Sunday and be returned to the Thackaberry residence. Funeral services will be held from there Sunday at 1:15 p.m., Rev. Chester M. Irwin of the Presbyterian Church officiating. After the service the body will be taken, accompanied by the funeral party, to Greenville and Fairfield Cemetery, and buried in the family lot. This community is near New Bedford.
Born Clara B. Shugart, the daughter of Philip and Bebekah Shugart, October 17, 1861, at Princeton. Mrs. Thackaberry was reared and educated in that city. On February 5, 1889, she was married to Mr. Thackaberry in Princeton. Immediately the newly married couple went to housekeeping on a farm near Tampico, in Fairfield Township in Bureau County, They lived there until 1910, when they moved to Sterling and lived here ever since.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Thackaberry: M. S. Thackaberry of Chicago; Fern Thackaberry who died at the age of 10 years; Mrs. J. R. Thiebert (Lucille) of Hudson, O., and Margaret, at home, but who is principal of Clarendon Hills school, near Hinsdale. There are five grandchildren. Mrs. Thackaberry was preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and her parents. She was a devoted wife and mother, of a retiring disposition and was possessed of a loveliness of character which shown always as a light which will burn in the memories of all who knew her intimately. She was wise, kind and resourceful and a true friend to whom her friends could always turn for advice, sympathy and understanding.
Mrs. Thackaberry was a long time member of the Christian Church.