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Submitted by Lynn Kolb

Possibly the Tampico Tornado
[July 19, 1939]

FINAL RITES FOR MRS. L. W. DENISON]

SERVICES WERE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT METHODIST CHURCH]

Funeral services for MRS. L. W. DENISON were held Friday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church following a brief prayer service at the home at one thirty. Mrs. Denison passed away early Wednesday morning after a short illness.]

REV. L. B. BEALS, pastor of the church, had charge of the service and read selected scriptures followed by a beautiful tribute to Mrs. Denison as a wife and mother using as his text Proverbs 31:10-31, concerning Lemuel’s lesson on praise and properties of a good wife.]

MISS KATHRYN JOHNSON and MISS CAROLYN AVERY, accompanied by MRS. R. F. WOODS, sang two favorite hymns, “Beautiful Isle,” and “Abide With Me.” The chancel was banked with beautiful flowers, silent tribute from a host of relatives and friends. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial cemetery with nephews acting as pallbearers. They were LOUIS DOW of Dixon, HARRY DOW of Princeton, WARD DOW of East Moline, ASA STEWART of Sterling, VERNON DENISON and LEROY STEWART of Tampico. MRS. AMANDA SHANK, MRS. STACY ANDERSON and MISS DOROTHY CAIN had charge of the flowers.]

Among those from out-of-town who attended the services were MR. & MRS. LEE DOW, MR. & MRS. WARD DOW and MRS. LEONIE WEST of East Moline; MRS. HESTER DOW, MRS. SELBY JOHNSON, MRS. HAROLD SWANSON and son DONALD, MR. & MRS. HARRY DOW, MR. & MRS.CLAUDE BROWN, MR. & MRS. RALPH BROWN, and HORACE BROWN of Princeton; MR. & MRS. H. H. DENISON of Madison. Wis.; MRS. ART WOODRUFF, MRS. FRANK LOFGREN and MRS. HENRY MYERS of Pecatonica; MR. & MRS. IRVING DENISON of Erie; MR. & MRS. LOUIS DOW and daughter CHLOE ELLEN and MR. & MRS. ARCHIE BROWN of Dixon; MRS. FRANK FISH, MR. & MRS. ASA STEWART, MRS. ED MCCUE and MRS. REBECCA FERRIS of Sterling; MR. & MRS. WILLIAM SCHRYVER of Polo; MRS. BRIDGET MAXFIELD of Lyndon; MRS. A. J. BAUMEL of Chicago; MRS. JACOB CANTLIN and MRS. NELLIE STONE of Rock Falls.]

OBITUARY

MAUD DOW, daughter of HENRY & LYDIA DOW, was born near Yorktown in Fairfield Township, on Nov. 28, 1865. She came to Tampico when a child and spent almost her entire life in this community and attended the Tampico schools. She was united in marriage to LESLIE W. DENISON on Feb. 25, 1888.]

The deceased is survived by her husband, one son RICHARD, two daughters, MRS. LINNIE SHERE and MRS. LOIS KOLB and one grandson, JACK KOLB of Tampico; one brother, LEE DOW and a sister, LEONIE WEST of East Moline, besides many other relatives and friends. A brother, FLOYD DOW, preceded her in death a few months ago.]

Mrs. Denison was truly a pioneer of this community and was always interested in its welfare. Her keen mind and love of nature added much to her enjoyment of life. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and an invaluable friend.]

[Typed as they were written with the exception of names being capitalized and/or in bold type, changing several “and’s” to “&” to make names more readable and possibly removing a couple of paragraph indentations or inserting bracketed info]

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