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Obits > 1937 - Louisa Ann (Anderson) Woodworth

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

November 26, 1937 - Friday, page 12


Aged Resident Passes At Home Thursday A.M.  - Funeral Rites For Mrs. Louisa Woodworth On Saturday Afternoon

Mrs. Louisa Woodworth, 80, died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday at her home in Prophetstown. She had been in failing health for several years and had been confined to her bed for the past 10 weeks. The body was removed to the Helm and Helm Mortuary in Prophetstown and will be returned to the late home Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late residence and at 2:30 at the Leon Methodist Church, south of Prophetstown.  Rev. A. E. Simester of the Prophetstown Methodist Church will officiate, assisted by Rev. O. E. Link, pastor of the Leon Church. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery.

Louisa Ann Anderson, daughter of William and Elizabeth Anderson, was born Nov. 15, 1857, near Hooppole, Ill.  When she was about five years of age her parents moved to Denver, Colo., the trip being made in a covered wagon. The family later moved to Ottumwa, Iowa, in which vicinity Mrs. Woodworth taught school for a number of years.

She was married to Edwin H. Woodworth of the Leon community April 21, 1885, after which they lived on a farm in that community.  Mr. Woodworth died May 13, 1895.  Mrs. Woodworth moved to Prophetstown in December, 1914, where she had since resided.

Mrs. Woodworth was a former member of the Leon Methodist Church and after moving to Prophetstown, transferred her membership to the Prophetstown Methodist Church.   She was a faithful worker in the church, having taught Sunday school  classes in both churches, and for many years served as president of the Leon Ladies' Aid Society.

The deceased leaves one son, William Verne Woodworth, who resides on the home farm in the Leon community;  a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Woodworth, who has resided in the home with her for the past two years, and cared for her.  She also leaves two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Linda Anderson of Berwyn, Miss Myrtle Anderson of Trinidad, Colo., and Howard Ariel Anderson of Trinidad, Colo., and Cecil R. Anderson of Pittsburgh, Pa.  She is also survived by six grandchildren.  One son, Ariel Edwin, preceded her in  death Aug. 21, 1919.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.  They ...... (missed getting the next column).

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