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November 4, 1954
MRS. HOMER BURNS TAKEN BY DEATH
Funeral services for Mrs. Homer H. BURNS of Rock Falls, formerly of this community, were held in the Wheelock funeral home in Rock Falls Friday afternoon. Rev. Norman MILLER, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist church, officiated. Mrs. James KELSEY and Mrs. Edwin LAUTS sang “In the Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” accompanied by Mrs. Wayne LARSON at the organ.
LUNSTROM'S were in charge of the flowers assisted by Mrs. Garnett PRICE, Mrs. Elmer WALLGREN, Mrs. Willard WALLGREN and Mrs. Paul GILLEY.
Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with Tom STADTERMAN of Sterling, Herbert ROTH, Sr., Vernon LAWRENCE and John THOMPSON of Rock Falls, Garnett PRICE and Elmer WALLGREN of Tampico serving as pallbearers.
Mabel, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Edwin EMMONS, was born in Tampico on June 22, 1877, and passed away at her home, 408 Ave. C., Rock Falls, last Wednesday afternoon, Altho (sic) she had been in ill health or some time her sudden death came as a great shock toher family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Homer BURNS; one daughter, Mrs. George (Gladys) THOMPSON of Nachusa; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jack (Arlene) GARLAND of Harmon and Harry THOMPSON of Tampico; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Young of Tampico; and one nephew, Darrell GRAHM of Tampico.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Harry and Clyde; one infant daughter; twin sisters who passed away in infancy; and one sister, Mrs. Minnie I. LOVE of Tampico.
Mrs. BURNS had been a member of the Rock Falls Methoidst church, Tampico Grange, Pomona Grange and Tampico Royal Neighbors.
Submitted by Melva L. Taylor:
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 28, 1954 - Thursday, pg 2
MABEL (Emmons) BURNS
Mrs. Homer Burns Dies At home On Wednesday
Mrs. Homer (Mabel) Burns, 408 Ave C., Rock Falls, died at her home at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. She was born June 22, 1877, in Tampico, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Emmons. During her life, she had been a member of the Rock Falls Methodist Church, the Tampico Grange, Pomona Grange and the Tampico Royal Neighbors.
Surviving are her husband, Homer Burns; one daughter, Mrs. George (Gladys) Thompson, Nachusa; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jack (Arlene) Garland, Harmon; and Harry Thompson, Tampico; five great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Young, Tampico; and one nephew, Darrell Graham, Tampico.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Emmons, two sons, Harry and Clyde Burns, one infant daughter, twin sisters who passed away in infancy, and one other sister, Mrs. Minnie Love, Tampico.
The body will be taken from the Wheelock Funeral home to the family home at 408 Ave. C. Rock Falls, late this afternoon and will be returned to the Wheelock Funeral Home for funeral services Friday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Norman Miller, officiating. The casket will be opened again at the graveside before burial at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.