STERLING GAZETTE, STERLING, IL
April 6, 1916, 1;3, Roll# 123
DEATH OF TAMPICO LADY
Mrs. Sarah Arnold Died Today After Short Illness
Mrs. Sarah Arnold of Tampico passed away this morning at about 7 o’clock after an illness of several weeks. She was about seventy years old and leaves besides her husband, one daughter, Mrs. F. F. Van De Mark, three sons, James, of Hume, Joseph, of Tampico and jesse, of Walnut, *** brother, Thompson McKane of ***ford and nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been complete.
Thurs., April 13, 1916 1;1
MRS. A. W. ARNOLD DEAD
Good Woman Passes to Her Reward Last Thursday At Her Home Here
Mrs. a. W. Arnold, wife of Street Commissioner A. W. Arnold and one of Tampico's aged citizens and mother of one of the well known families of this community died at the home here last week Thursday morning about 7 o'clock
after a few days sickness with grip and other complications. Her health had not been the best for several years and her system was not able to withstand several severe spells a few days previous to the end which came to relieve her of her suffering.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church conducted by Rev. C. D. McCammon who took for his text II Cor. 5:1. The church was entirely filled with the concourse of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects to the memory of this good woman. Mesdmes Hazel Glassburn and Cora Brewer sng several very appropriate seletions the accompanist being Kathyleen France There was a profusion of floral tributes. The pall bearers were: George Drayton, Albert Ferris, C. R. Aldrich, James Sturm, O. D. Olsson and L. K. Brainerd, all old neighbors and friends of the deceased. Interment was in the Tampico cemetery.
Sarah Ellen McKean was born in Uniontown, Pa., Aug. 2, 1845, the eldest of a family of four. She came west with her father's family in 1857 and was married Feb. 7, 1865 to A. W. Arnold at Buda, Ill., where the family home was first established. Since 1882 the home has been in this vicinity. It was here that she united with the Methodist church and was ever loyal to it and faithful in attendance until ill health prevented. Her first concern was her family and to rear her children in the Christian faith.
She was a true mother in all that word implies, both to children and grandchildren who gathered under her roof tree. While strength permitted, she found much pleasure in ministering to the sick and true neighborliness was a part of her religion.
She will be greatly missed, not only by her husband who has journaleyed by her side for 51 years, and the children who were such a comfort in her declining years, but by all the friends who were always sure of a welcome to her home.
She is survived by her husband and four children: Mrs. Fred Van DeMark, James and Joseph of this place and Jesse of Walnut, also one brother, Thompson McKean of Bradford.
The following relatives and friends from out of town were called here to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. A. W. Arnold which occurred last Sunday: Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Wylie, Mrs. Mollie McMillen and L. P. McMillen of Rock Falls, Clark McMillen of Decatur, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wylie of Sterling, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Murphy of Buda; Thompson McKean and three
daughters and Mrs. Bartel of Bradford.