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Obits > 1927 - Lucretia Medley Pierson

Tampico TornadoDec. 29, 1927



Lucretia Medley was born in Knox Co., Illinois, January 27, 1843 and passed away on Friday, December 23, 1927, after a protracted illness of 4 1/2 years during most of which time being confined to her bed, at the advanced age of 84 years, 10 months, and 26 days. On January 24, 1870 she was united in marriage to Olof Pierson to which union were born four children, viz: Oscar, Nellie, Arthur and Nettie. In the fall of 1870 she moved to the farm where she lived for the rest of her life with the exception of about 14 months during which time she resided in Austin, Ill. in her early married life she was converted and baptized in the Methodist church. She leaves to mourn her departure her aged husband, 3 children, Nellie Johnson of Tampico,  Arthur of Manlius and Nettie Vollard of Sublette, Ill. , and one  stepson Peter, of Clayton, Wis., 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, together with many other relatives and friends. This aged couple resided together nearly 58 years and throughout this long experience made a most pleasing and lasting impression upon her loved ones who today keenly feel the passing of their wife and mother though graciously preserved to this ripe old age. Among her last words when being asked what she wanted for Christmas was "rest." She has entered into rest and peaceful is her sleep in the care and love of Jesus/.

The funeral was held last Monday at the Fairfield Lutheran church conducted by Rev. G. W. Styer, pastor of the Manlius Lutheran church, assisted by Mrs. Eva Delle Johnson, Clara Steers, Clinton A. Brooks and Will F. Steers, Mrs. Nettie M. Brooks accompanist. The pallbearers were Arthur and U. C. Monson, Collie and Frank Adams, Gilbert Johnson, and Leonard Pierson. Interment was in the Greenville-Fairfield Cemetery. [Union Cemetery]

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