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Obits > 1947 - Edwin J. Glassburn

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

November 18, 1947 - Tuesday, pg 7


Sorrowing Friends Fill Chapel at Rites For Edwin Glassburn

Funeral services for Edwin J. Glassburn, one of the most highly respected citizens of this community, who passed away suddenly at his farm home Friday, was held at the Parent Chapel at 1:30 Sunday afternoon.  The Rev. Hollis Wharton of the Methodist Church officiated.

The chapel was filled with relatives, neighbors and friends who had gathered in silent respect and esteem.  A profusion of beautiful flowers brought silent messages of love and comfort.  The floral tributes were in charge of Mrs. Poly Cathelyn and Mrs. Willie Calsyn, close friends of the family.

The Methodist male quartet, Ed Berge, Oscar Wetzell, Arthur Davis and Wilson Berge sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross," accompanied by Mrs. R. F. Woods at the organ.

Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with Poly Cathelyn, Willie Calsyn, Robert Adams, Nim Gosney, Lester Carlson, and Lloyd Pratt, pallbearers.

Edwin J. Glassburn, third son of John Perry and Mary Ferris Glassburn was born on a farm near Tampico, June 7, 1887.  He died suddenly at his farm home six and one-half miles southeast of Tampico, Nov. 14, following a heart attack.  He was united in marriage to Helen A Hein of Tampico, March 6, 1915.  He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife; his brother Ralph L. Glassburn of Tampico; three nieces, Vida and Marianne Glassburn of Sterling, and Mrs. Gordon (Harriett) Garland of Tampico; three nephews, Stanley L. Glassburn of Malvern, Donald B. Glassburn of Rock Falls, and Neil Glassburn of Prescott, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Fred B. Glassburn, Claude and John Glassburn.  Relatives and friends came to the funeral from Freeport, Sterling, Rock Falls, Walnut, Prophetstown, Dixon, Malvern, Como and Marshall, Mo.


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