Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, IL
September 28, 1983 - Wednesday, pg A4
BLANCHE (Harrison) SPRINGER McNABB
Prophetstown: - Blanche McNabb, 100, died at the Prophets Riverview Center early Tuesday evening where she had been a resident for the past 10 years.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Gardner Chapel. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Prophets Riverview Center.
Blanche McNabb was born on July 12, 1883 in Portland Township, the daughter of James and Esther Upton Harrison. She attended Portland Schools, graduating from Common School with honors on May 28, 1898. On Dec. 1, 1901, she married Pearl Springer in the home of her parents in Portland. They farmed in Alberta, Canada, from 1908 until returning to this area in 1922. They then resided in Sterling from 1928 until 1946 when her husband died. On Nov. 24, 1949 she married Walter McNabb, and he preceded her on Dec. 1, 1955. Before her retirement she had been employed at Wahl Clipper Corporation in Sterling and was active in the Royal Neighbors of America, the Women's Relief Corps and the Methodist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Mabel Elli, Ft. Meyers, Fla., Agnes Thompson, Prophetstown, and Hazel Kendall and Charlotte Long, both of Sterling; two sons, Wyberne Springer, Spokan, Wash., and Gifford, Woodcock, Alberta, Canada; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 16 great great grandchildren; and one great great great grandchild.
Preceding her in death were one son, three brothers, four sisters, one great grandchild and three great great grandchildren.