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Transcribed by Denise McLoughlin


May 2, 1929



Funeral Services Held Last Week For Another  Highly Respected Resident


Funeral services of the late Mrs. Lavinia SCOTT were conducted at the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon, April 24, at 2 o’clock under the direction of the pastor, Rev. Wm. SWANSON. Six grandsons of the deceased, George, Ralph and Gordon STICKEL, Mason WALKER, Carrol SCOTT and Frank CLARY acted as pallbearers and mesdames J. M. CONROY and H. J. RUSSELL sang appropriate hymns with Mrs. R. F. WOODS accompanist.  Interment was in the Tampico cemetery.


Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were mesdames M. J. and O. A. WALKER of Omaha, Neb., Ralph WALKER of Waterloo, Ia., Mr. and Mrs. R. E. ANDERSON of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. SACKETT and Mr. and Mrs. HADEN of Naperville, Mr. and Mrs. Don WALTERS and son of Downer’s Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Bert ROWLAND and son of La Salle, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. UTLEY of Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. Art GIBSON of Lyndon, Mr. and Mrs. Frank CLARY and daughter, Frank OLSON and William DABLER of Manlius, John CLARY, Sr., daughter and sons John, Wayne, Ted and Ray or Erie, Mr. and Mrs. ZARR, Lawrence and Earl CLARY of Galesburg, and Mrs. Margaret SCOTT and sons Ward and Robert of Prophetstown.




Mrs. Lavinia SCOTT was born in Findlay, Ohio, August 14, 1841 and fell a sleep in death April 21, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. H. SACKETT of Naperville, aged 87 years, 8 months and 8 days. Up until a week before her death she had enjoyed reasonable health for her years, when the desease known as portal thrombosis laid hold of her and death was the result.


On the 7th of September, 1859, in the very beginning of young womanhood, Miss Lavinia KEEL entered into the marriage relation with J. E. SCOTT at Princeton, Ill. The fruitage of this union was seven children: Mrs. R. H. SACKETT of Naperville, Mrs. O. A. WALKER of Omaha, Neb., Mrs. Mary STICKEL and Mr. Frank H. SCOTT of Tampico, Mrs. R. E. ANDERSON of Chicago, and two who preceded her in death, Mrs. John CLARY and Mrs. Wm. SCOTT.


For a short time she resided with her husband in LaClaire, Ia., then at Dover, Ill., after which the family moved to Sterling and later to Tampico, where since Mr. SCOTT’s death she had resided with her son Frank, except the short period before her death when she was a member of her daughter’s household. Two sisters, residing at Princeton, survive her. They are Mrs. Elizabeth CODDINTON, and Mrs. Ed NICHOLS.

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