Tampico Tornado, Thursday, April 19, 1934
J. W. YARDE PASSED AWAY
FRIDAY AFTERNOON - FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON SUNDAY
J. W. Yarde, a resident of this vicinity for the greater part of his life, passed away at his home here Friday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock having been critically ill since he suffered a stroke the Saturday before. He had been in poor health for several years having his first stroke nearly seventeen years ago.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 and at the Methodist church at 2:30 with Rev. W. W. Maxwell, pastor, officiating. He used as his text Revelations 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain for the former things are passed away."
Mrs. Hattie Russell and Mrs. J. M. Conroy, accompanied by Mrs. R. F. Woods, sang two hymns, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "We Shall Meet Beyond the River." There were many beautiful flowers.
Yorktown Lodge No. 655A. F. & A. M. attended the services in a body and conducted the rites at the grave. Interment was made in theTampico Memorial cemetery. Masons who acted as casket bearers were Lloyd Eddy, R. F. Woods, J. W. Johnson, Glenn Glassburn, John Murray and Olof Lewis.
Among those from out of town who attended the services were Frank W. Yarde of Marion, Ky.; Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Nealy, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Short, Ellis Nealy, Loren Short, Ed Flynn, Bertha Holloway, and Mrs. and Mrs. Lawrence Wessner of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Gail Cocking, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Knox and family and Mr.and Mrs. Harpie Yarde of Rock Falls; Mr.and Mrs.L. Stickel, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Renner, Mr.and Mrs. J. Hopkins and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wilsteady of Walnut; Ruby Yarde of Dixon; Isaac Yarde and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Yarde of Cameron; Mrs. Stella Gaines of Galesburg.
John William Yarde, son of James and Rosa Yarde was born July 2, 1859 at Henderson, Ill., and died April 12, 1934.
He was united in marriage to Alice Essex of Rio, Ill., Nov. 15, 1884. To this union thirteen children were born; Mrs. Zora Nealy and Mrs. Bertha Holloway of Sterling; Mrs. Gertrude Knox and Harpie Yarde of Rock Falls; Frank W. of Marion, Ky.; I. N. of Yates City; Archie, Thomas, Edgar and Gifford of Tampico. Three having preceded him in death, Willard James, George and Ruth. He is also survived by two brothers, Charles of Monmouth, Isaac of Cameron, 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
He had Tampico home in Tampico and vicinity for the past 30 years, having moved here from Knox county where he spent the earlier part of his life.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Galesburg, also a member of the Masonic Order for the past 50 years. ****end of obit****
Date of Funeral: April 14, 1934
Placee of Death: Home
Services at: Tampico Methodist Chruch, Rev. Maxwell
Certifying Physician: Dr. Terry
Cause of Dath: Cerebral Hermorage
Date of Death: April 13, 1934
Occupation: Retired Farmer
DOB: July 2, 1934, b. Henderson, IL
Age: 74y 9m 11d
Father: James Yarde, b. Henderson, IL
Mother: Rose Waters, b. Galesburg, IL
Spouse: Alice E. Essex