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Obits > 1961 - Myrtle Rose (Emmons) Young

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

May 15, 1961 - Monday, pg 2




Mrs. Myrtle R. Young Dies, Funeral Tuesday


Tampico: - Mrs. Myrtle Rose Young, 72, died suddenly Sunday morning t the home of her son, Darrell Graham in Tampico. Death was due to a heart attack.


Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Tampico Baptist Church.  The Rev. Frank Frost, former pastor of the church assisted by the Rev. Myron Holmgren, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery.


Friends may call at the Schmitt Funeral Chapel in Tampico after 7 p.m. this evening and until noon on Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church.


Myrtle Rose Emmons was born in Tampico March 19, 1889, the daughter of Edwin and Irene Foy Emmons. She was reared and educated in Tampico. She was married to Howard Graham on June 29, 1910. He preceded her in death in 1923.


She was a member of the Tampico Baptist Church, Morning Star Chapter OES. She was employed as an operator by the Tampico Farmers Telephone Company for 32 years, retiring about seven years ago.


Survivors are her son, Darrell Graham, with whom she made her home; two grandsons Charles and Rodney Graham, and a number of nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death in addition to her husband by her two sons, Mervin, 1934, and Chester, 1947; her parents and four sisters.

May 19, 1961 - Friday, Page 6


Mrs. Myrtle Young Funeral On Tuesday


Tampico: - Funeral services were held for Mrs. Mrytle Young on Tuesday afternoon in the Tampico Baptist Church.


The Rev. Frank Frost of Sycamore, and Rev. Myron Holmgren of the Tampico Church officiated.


Mrs. Frank Frost and Mrs. Maynard Peterson sang Back of the Clouds and Ivory Palaces, accompanied by Mrs. Myron Holmgren at the organ.  Mrs. Arthur Davis, and Mrs. Harold Carlson assisted with the floral tributes.


Casketbearers were Ralph Foy, Earl Foy, Arthur Davis, Maynard Peterson, Less Osborne, and Harold Carolson. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery.

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