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Obits > Katheryn Walton VanDrew - 1907

Submitted by Les Niemi

February 1, 1907


Mrs. Charles VanDREW Passes Away at 5:30 on Monday Afternoon.

Mrs. Katheryn WALTON VanDREW, wife of Charles A. VanDREW, departed this life at 5:15 [sic] o'clock at the faimly home on Main street, after a lingering illness of serveral weeks of heart and lung trouble. Mrs. VanDREW's condition was reported to be improving Monday morning and her death was very unexpected with will make it the more hard for the family to bear.

The deceased was born in Stephenson county, this state, November 30, 1844, adn when a little girl moved to Savanna, Illinois, with her parents, where she resided until nine years ago when she came to Sterling to reside and was married to Charles VanDREW in 1897 and ahs resided in Rock Falls ever since. She was an active member of the Rock Falls Congregational church and had hosts of friends who will mourn her demise. She leaves a husband, Charles VanDREW, and four step-children: Clarence VanDREW and Mrs. Amy DENISON of Tampico and Miss Hazle and Frank VanDREW residing at home: beside her mother, Mrs. E.J. WALTON and sister, Miss Stella of Freeport, sisters, Mrs. Ella MOORHEAD of Savanna, Mrs. Charles FETCH of Sterns, South Dakota, and Mrs. Harriet SLIFT of Sterling and a brother, Louis WALTON of Spokane, Washington.

The pulpit of the Congregational church being absent, the obsequies were held in the M.E. church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. ?.W. NAZARENE, pastor of the Methodist church and Roy STAUFFER, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. Internment was made in Riverside cemetery.

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