Obituary: March 25, 1944:

Arrange Services for Leaf River Woman, 81

Leaf River, Ill., March 25--Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Stine, 81, lifelong resident of this vicinity, who died at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Wright, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stine residence. The Rev. Willis Thomas, pastor of the Christian Church, will officiate and burial will be in Lightsville Cemetery.

The former Anna Palmer was born Dec. 31, 1862, near Leaf River. She was married to Charles Stine, who died 23 years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church and of the Ladies Aid Society of the church.

Surviving, besides the daughter, are two grandchildren, Mrs. Margaret Schmidt of Leaf River and Robert Wright, stationed in California; a great-granddaughter, Julie Ann Schmidt, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Pyper of Rockford. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Edith, Margie and Nora, and a son, Paul.

[source: Vaida Palmer King's clippings]

Contributed by Carol Palmer Schmidt

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