Submitted by Lynn Kolb
WELL KNOW RESIDENT LAID AT REST
SERVICES FOR MRS. LUNA CUMMINGS WERE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for the late MRS. LUNA CUMMINGS were held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the late home. REV. F. T. PALM of Chicago, a former pastor of the Methodist church here, was in charge of the services, assisted by REV. W. W. MAXWELL the present pastor. The home was filled with relatives and friends come to pay their last respects and there were many beautiful flowers, mute testimony to the esteem in which she was held.
REV. MAXWELL opened the services by reading several verses of scripture, followed by the 103rd Psalm and a prayer. He then read the obituary.
REV. PALM used as his text the 9th verse, 6th chapter of Galatians, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” In his talk REV. PALM paid tribute to MRS. CUMMINGS as one who had led a useful life, always thinking of the welfare of others. He closed with reading “The House by the Side of the Road” and the words of the hymn “Jesus Savior Pilot Me.”
A short service was held at the grave. Interment was made at the Tampico Memorial Cemetery beside her husband. Pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased. They were VERNON DENISON, LEROY STEWART, JACK SHERE, ASA STEWART, RALPH LOUDENBURG and H. J. KOLB. Among those from out of town who attended the services were MRS. IRVING STEWART of Grand Forks, North Dakota; MR. & MRS. H. H. DENISON of Madison, Wisconsin; LEWIS WELLS, MRS. CHARLES LOFGREN and MR. & MRS. ART WOODRUFF of Pecatonica; MRS. MAE BARKER, MISS BARKER and ROY BARKER of Rock Island; MRS. JOHN DORATHY of Prophetstown; F. M. GIVENS and MR. & MRS. FLOYD BLACK of Fenton; MRS. REBECCA FERRIS of Sterling; MR. & MRS. IRVEN DENISON and MRS. CARRIE THOMAS of Erie.
LUNA A. CUMMINGS, daughter of HENRY L. & LOUISA A. DENISON, pioneer settlers of Tampico, was born on September 22, 1869 at Tampico, Illinois, and departed this life on October 5, 1933 aged 64 years and 13 days.
She received her education in the Tampico schools and both during her school life and until her health failed, was one of the leaders in all the activities of the several religious and social organizations of the community.
For several years she taught in the rural schools of this vicinity, at which occupation she was very successful, and in the chair and in other official capacities in the Order of Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors of America she made a record as a very capable and successful officer.
She was married to EMMET B. CUMMINGS at Tampico on Dec. 25, 1887 and they engaged in farming on their farm four miles southwest of town. Some 25 years ago, having been successful in their vocation, they moved to Tampico where her husband preceded her in death on July 19, 1932.
Gifted as she was by a keen mind and a sense of humour, as well as an attractive manner, she was held in the highest esteem by all with whom she came in contact. She was a faithful wife, a loving daughter and sister, and the welfare of the members of her family was her greatest interest and desire. She leaves to mourn he
r loss one sister, MRS. ELLEN STEWART of Grand Forks, North Dakota, four brothers LESLIE W., NEWTON E., and TRACY E. of Tampico, and HERMAN H. of Madison, Wis., as well as many more distant relatives and a host of friends
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