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Obits > 1938 - Mary Agnes Purcell Booth Thackaberry

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
February 17, 1938 - Thursday
Committal Services For Mrs. Mary Thackaberry At Pleasant Ridge
The body of Mrs. Mary Agnes Thackaberry arrived at the Dudley funeral chapel in Prophetstown, Wednesday morning, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Sioux Falls.
Committal services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Pleasant Ridge cemetery, west of Prophetstown.  Rev. Father A. M. Weitekamp of St. Catherine's Catholic church officiated.  The pallbearers were Mark Langdon and Frank Graham of Sterling;  Frank Thackaberry of Thomas;  and Louis Zschiesche,  F. P. Dudley and Glenn Graham of Prophetstown.
Mary Agnes Purcell Booth Thackaberry was born April 5, 1857, at Annawan, Illinois.  Her parents were Nicholas and Johanna Gleason Purcell.  She was married to Edwin Booth March 3, 1878, who died August 6, 1888.  She was then married to Alec Thackaberry, who died October 13, 1935.
She is survived by one son, Wayne Thackaberry of New York city;  one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Donahue of Sioux Falls, South Dakota;  one step-son, E. A. Thackaberry of Los Angeles, California;  a sister, Mrs. Alice Berger of Lincoln, Nebraska, and eleven grandchildren.  One step-son preceded her in death.
The deceased was a resident of Thomas for a number of years.  She was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Addie Dillon of Prophetstown.  Relatives from a distance who attended burial services here, were Mrs. Katherine Donahue and daughters, Misses Mildred and Helen Donahue of Sioux Falls,  Mrs. Alice Berger of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Wayne Thackaberry of New York. 

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