Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin
STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling, IL
July 29, 1929
SUMMONS COMES TO MRS. L. MYRTLE URICK SUNDAY A.M.
Librarian Of Ladies' Rest Room At Prophetstown Dies At Hospital
PROPHETSTOWN - (Special) Mrs. Myrtle Urick, librarian of the ladies' rest room for the past nine years, passed away Sunday morning at 7 o'clock at the Sterling public hospital, her death resulting from complications following an operation performed Friday morning.
Mrs. Urick was formerly Miss Laura Myrtle Kempster. She was born Aug. 9, 1874, at Kempsterville, Whiteside County, west of here, her parents being William and Margaret Kempster. In 1895 she was united in marriage to Henry Urick. Her entire life has been lived in this vicinity.
One son, Jesse Urick of this city, and one daughter, Miss June Urick of Sterling, survive their mother, and she also leaves a sister, Mrs. N. M. [Flora] Crook of Prophetstown, and two brothers, P. W. Kempster of Prophetstown and W. R. Kempster, who lives on the old home farm at Kempsterville. Mrs. Urick was a member of the Methodist church, the Woman's club and the Rebekah lodge. She leaves a multitude of friends who esteemed her highly.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. L. V. Sitler Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Methodist church here and burial will be in Sharon cemetery west of Spring Hill. (transcribed by Denise McLoughlin, Tampico Historical Society)
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