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Tampico Tornado
Thurs., October 13, 1949  1;2

MINNIE MEREDITH TAKEN BY DEATH
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie E. Meredith, 77, where held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church of which she was a member. Rev. Hollis Wharton of Walnut conducted the service.

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery with Guy Elmendorf, J. E. Cain, A. E. Bennett, Edwin Templed, Arthur Davis and R. F. Nelson serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Edward Burke was in charge of the flowers.

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary, of which she was charter member, attended the service.

Relatives from a distance attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. George Meredith and Nancy, Miss Nellie Harms, Ray and Albert Harms, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haefner and Mrs. Blanche Hauer of Peoria; Orval Meredith of Highland Park; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cusic of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cusic of Magnolia; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cusic and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Spires of Minonk; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Drummett of Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cusic, Mrs. Louisa Campit and Mary of Winona; Mrs. Ethel Whiting of Springfield; Frank Meredith, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Meredith, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rolinski of LaRose; and Roderick Meredith of East Peoria.

Mrs. Minnie Meredith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Charles Cusac, was born in Cambridge, Ohio, June 20, 1872, and passed away in the Peoria county nursing home Saturday morning following a weeks illness.

She came to Rutland, Ill. with her parents when a small child. On Sept. 17, 1891, she married  Elbert W. Meredith and they farmed near Rutland for a short time before moving to Tampico where they conducted a meat market and grocery for about 35 years. During those years they spent about a year in Prophetstown and lived on a farm at the north edge of Tampico for a short time.

Mr. Meredith passed away Feb. 2, 1940. Since that time, Mrs. Meredith made her home here, with the exception of a year in California and since the first of the year at Peoria.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Vernon L. (Hazel) Glassburn of Long Beach, Calif.; three sons, Orval of Highland Park, Ill., Clyde of Glendale, Calif. and George of Peoria, Ill.; two granddaughters, Nancy of Peoria and Lynne of Glendale; and two brothers-in-law, Frank Meredith of LaRose, Ill. and Thomas Meredith of Harshaw, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one daughter, Ahline, who died at the age of 11.

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