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Obits > 1968 - Blanche B. McGrady

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 16, 1968 - Tuesday, pg. 2




Mrs. Bert McGrady Succumbs Monday


Prophetstown: - Mrs. Bert (Blanche) McGrady, 88, of Prophetstown, passed away Monday noon in her home.


Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Gardner Funeral Chapel, the Rev. A. Dean Lundstrom officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.


Friends may call Wednesday evening between 7 and 9 at the funeral home.  A memorial has been established for the Prophets Riverview Center in her name.


Blanche McGrady was born Aug. 22, 1879 in Hume Township, the daughter of Edward and Harriet Cleaveland. She was educated in West Hume and Prophetstown High School and lived in Prophetstown her entire life. She was a member of the Congregational Church, Eastern Star, White Shrine and Royal Neighbors of America.


She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Evangeline) Bound of Prophetstown; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


She was preceded by her parents, husband, one brother and one sister.



The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

Janiuary 22, 1968 - Monday, pg 2





Services Conducted for Mrs. B. McGrady


Prophetstown: - Funeral services for Mrs. Bert (Blanche) McGrady, age 88, who passed away Monday were held Thursday at the Gardner's Chapel of Prophetstown.  The Rev. A. Dean Lundstrom officiated for the services at two o'clock in the afternoon. Cecil Olinger served as the soloist with Mrs. Lyle Dingman serving as the organist.


Committal was in the Riverside Cemetery with Ryland Smith, Frank Hadaway, Orval Meier, Floyd Francis, LeRoy Gibson and Claude Richardson serving as the pallbearers.


In charge of the floral tributes was Mrs. Floyd Francis, Mrs. Ryland Smith and the Hill Crest Greenhouse.


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