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Obits > 1938 - Emma Louise (Simmons) LaDue

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
January 3, 1938 - Monday, pg. 12, col. 1
Rites Tuesday From Home On East Lincolnway; Born In New York State
Mrs. Emma Louise LaDue, 76, wife of Dr. B. E. LaDue, retired physician, passed away Saturday morning at the home on East Lincolnway following an illness of three years.  Dr. and Mrs. LaDue moved to Sterling about six years ago from Ottawa where Dr. LaDue was a prominent eye, ear and nose specialist for 29 years.
Funeral services will be conducted from the home Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. J. S. Holcomb, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating.  Interment will be in Riverside cemetery at Prophetstown.  The body was returned to the home Sunday evening from the Dudley mortuary in Prophetstown.
Mrs. LaDue was born at Clarkson, N.Y., June 27, 1861, a daughter of David and Louise Simmons.  As a young lady she came to the vicinity of Tampico where she taught school.  She was married to Dr. LaDue at the home of her parents at Gates, N.Y., on Nov. 4, 1885.  They returned to Tampico where Dr. LaDue practiced for two years.  They then lived in Plano for 15 years before moving to Ottawa.
Mrs. LaDue was a member of the Ottawa D.A.R. and the Ottawa Baptist church.  Besides the husband there survive two daughters:  Mrs. Ethel Miller in the home and Mrs. R. H. Campbell, Hobson, Mont., a sister, Mrs. F. B. Booth;, Scottsville, N.Y., two grandchildren, Burdette Miller, Sterling, and Jannet Louise Campbell, Hobson, Mont.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Jennie F. Simmons, who died shortly after returning to her home in Rochester, N.Y., after visiting here Thanksgiving time.

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