Tampico Tornado, April 17, 1919
DEATH OF MRS. J. L. DARNELL
Mrs. J. L. Darnell member of a well known and old Tampico family, died at the family home here tuesday noon after a sickness of about ten days. Her health has been very poor for sevral years and death resulted from chronic diabetes which was the cause of her failing health. Funeral serves will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the M. E. Church with interment in the cemetery here. Rev. Brown pastor of the church will have charge of the services.
Ida Rosetta Rogers was born in Northville township, LaSalle county, Illinois, June 16, 1858 where the early days were spent. She was married July 4, 1872 to J. L. Darnell at Sandwich where they lived for sixteen years and then moved to the farm southwest of here where they lived until four years ago when they retired and moved to their new home in Tampico on account of her failing health. She was a member of the Methodist church and was essentially a good woman who was cheerful, happy and willing worker in themidst of the cares of raising a large family and being a splendid neighbor. She was not only a good mother but took pride and pleasure in extending her love and kindess to her many friends. The surviving children and the stricken husband with the other relatives have lost one they have loved and cherished. She is survived by her husband and nine children: Myrtle Steward of Harmon; Loren D. of Stanton, Mich.; LeRoy and Clarence of Manilius; Claude H. of Craigmyle, Alta.'Earl of Fenton; Bessie Foy of Bicknell, Ind.; and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Olwin of Chicago.