Submitted by Lynn & Craig Kolb
DAILY GAZETTE, STERLING, IL JACK SHERE FUNERAL HELD AT TAMPICO FRIDAY; MANY IN ATTENDANCE
TAMPICO - Funeral Services for John (Jack) SHERE were held at the Parent chapel Friday afternoon when a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respects, Rev. Hollis WHARTON, former pastor of the Methodist church, and now of Walnut, officiated.
Mrs. Vesta ANDERSON and Arthur DAVIS sang "Have Thine Own Way," and "Ivory Palaces," accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Myrtle YOUNG. The many beautifu floral offerins were taken care of by Mrs. LeRoy Stewart, Mrs. Jennie Lou, and Mrs. Vernon DENISON.
Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery with George STEVENS, Roy HOCKMAN, Asael TONKINSON, LeRoy STEWART, Vernon DENISIN (sic) and Wayne MORSE, serving as pallbearers.
Those attending from away were Mr. and Mrs. Lee DOW of East Moline; Mrs. Ray HIINTERBAUER of Waterford, Wisc.; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert PARKS, Mrs. Genevieve SPECHT, Mrs. Esther SWANSON and Merton, Mrs. Theodor ANDERSON, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward SWANSON, Geneseo; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne MORSE and Mrs. Frank HAHN, Erie; Edmund SHERE, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Arlett SHERE, Codrova; Mrs. Mabel BLACKERT and Donna, Ernest Lou and Mrs. Lottie DAVIES, Prophetstown; Mr. and Mrs. Asa STEWART, Coleta; Rev. and Mrs. Hollis WHARTON, Walnut; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. KOLB and Mrs. Jacob CANTLIN, Rock Falls.
John E. SHERE, son of the late Ambrose and Linda Shere, was born May 8, 1887, at the home farm at Yorktown and spent his entire life in this vicinity, Jan. 6, 1909, he was united in marriage to Linnie DENISON who survives him. They farmed in this community until about 14 years ago when they moved to Tampico.
Jack and many friends, especially among the children of the Tampico grade school where he was employed as custodian at the time he was taken ill.
He was a member of the Yorktown Chirstian church.
He entered the Sterling Public hospital, Dec. 16, 1949, and passed away Jan. 4, 1950. Besides his wife he is survived by a brother, Jesse SHERE of Yorktown, a sister, Mrs. Mabel BLACKERT of Prophetstown, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends. A sister, Bessie, and a brother, Ralph, preseded him in death.
The grade school closed at noon and all business houses closed for the funeral.
Many high school students were excused to attend. It was one of the largest funerals ever held in Tampico.
TAMPICO TORNADO JOHN E. SHERE LAID AT REST
Funeral services for John E. Shere were held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the Parent Chapel. Rev. Hollis WHARTON of the Walnut Methodist church conducted the service, during which he read the 23rd Psalm and gave a comforting sermon. Mrs. Vesta ANDERSON and Arthur DAVIS, accompanied by Mrs. Myrtle YOUNG, sang "Have Thine Own Way Lord" and Ivory Palaces."
Mrs. Vernon DENISON, Mrs. Leroy STEWART and Mrs. Jennie LOU were in charge of the many beautiful flowers.
Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery. Casket bearers were Wayne MORSE of Erie; R. M. HOCKMAN, Asel TONKINSON, R. A. STEVENS, Vernon DENISON, and Leroy STEWART.
The business houses closed during the service, the grade school closed, and high school students were excused to attend the services.
John E. SHERE, son of the late Ambrose and Linda SHERE, was born May 8, 1887, at the home farm near Yorktown and spent his entire life in this vicinity.
On January 6, 1909 he was married to Linnie DENISON, who survives him. They farmed in this community until about 14 years ago when they moved to Tampico and have made their home here ever since.
Jack, as he was familiarly known, had many friends, especially among the children of the Tampico grade school where he was employed as custodian at the time he was taken ill.
He was a member of the yorktown Christian church.
He entered the Sterling Public hospital on Dec. 16, 1949 and passed away Jan. 4, 1950.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, Jesse of Yorktown, a sister, Mabel BLACKERT ofProphetstown, a number of nieces and nephews, and a host of firends.
A sister Bessie and brother Ralph preceded him in death.