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Obits > 1936 - Clarence Leroy Forward

Tampico Tornado, Oct. 15, 1936 1;1



Funeral services for Clarence L. FORWARD who passed away Friday night after a long illness were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2:30 o;clock. The home was filed with sorrowing relatives and friends  and many on the lawn heard the services by means of a loud-speaking system. Rev. E. C. RALSTON, pastor of the Baptist church , conducted the service, reading a portion of the 16th chapter of Corinthians. He used for his text, Matthew 11:28: "Come unto me, all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest." He also read a quotation from Dr. F. B. MEYER a poem  "The Saints Triumphant"  by Mrs. Gertrude DUGAN and concluded the service with Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar."

Mrs. R. P. LOUDENBURG sang two favorite hymns, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "In the Garden." There were many beautiful flowers. Interment was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with Dr. H. A. TERRY, J. H. HELLIER, H. E.RICE,  Ernest BETTNER, J. E. STROUSS  and A. E. BENNETT serving as pallbearers.

Among those from out of town who attended the services were: Mrs. & Mrs. Lester KIMMEL of Chicago; E. R. MILLARD, R. EGELAND, John MCINTYRE, H. E. BROWN, Mrs. Fred WARNER, Mrs. D. D. HOGAN and Mrs. Cleo WINDLE of Rockford; G. H. HOLLIGER, of Rock Island; Mr. & Mrs. Otis RICHARDS of Prophetstown,; Mr. & Mrs. Walter FORWARD, Mr. & Mrs. Walter TEACH, and Mr. & Mrs. Ward PRITCHARD of Lyndon; Mr. & Mrs. Arlie SIGMAN and Mrs. Bertha SIGMAN of Sterling; Mr. & Mrs. J. F. RANDALL  of Decatur; Otis TOMLINSON of Annawan; Mr & Mrs. Wayne HOWLETT of Aledo; Mr. & Mrs. Fred GREENMAN  of Drinkwater, Sask., Canada.


Clarence LeRoy, son of Lewis and Estela FORWARD, was born near Hillsdale, Ill., Aug. 14,  1881 and passed away at his home in Tampico Friday, Oct. 9, 1936 at the age of 55 years, 1 month and 25 days.

When about two years old he moved with his parents to Wichita, Kansas, where he lived until 1914. On Jan. 9, 1908, at Wichita, he was united in marriage to Ethel C. FORWARD. To this union were born three children: Verna M. of Rockford, Albert L. and George Dean of Tampico.

At an early age he was trained in the carpentry trade, which occupation he followed out west and for several years after moving to Tampico. During fifteen years he was engaged in th implement business and thus became well-known and respected throughout a radius of many miles. But for the past seven years he had not taken an active part in business due to poor health. During  his lingering illness, tho\rough various hospitals and physicians, everything possible was done to remedy  his condition and to relieve his suffering. In spite of which death claimed him at his home at 8:30 p.m., October 19.

Besides his wife and his children, he leaves to mourn his passing  his two grandchildren, Helen Helen Claire and Terrence Dean; one brother, Frank of Wichita and four sisters, Mrs. Mae WRIGHT. Mrs. Grace BALL, Mrs. Ethel BEARDSLEY, and  Mrs. Myrtle BEARDSLEY  of Oklahoma. His many friends in the community and surrounding  territory will miss him.

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