Leaf River newspaper

Thursday, August 16, 1917, Rockford Daily Register Gazette, pg 12

Leaf River, Ill, Aug 15 -- Julia Ann Stover Pipher was born in Washington County, Maryland, July 8, 1833. When one year old she came with her parents to Illinois and settled near Adeline, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Jacob M Pipher Feb 18, 1857. To this union were born nine children; Martha, John W, Almedia and Charles, living; and Mary Jenetta, Susan, Alice, Fietta and Ella Jane, who preceded her in death. She also is survived by one brother and one sister who reside at Conrad, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Grandma Pipher, as she was better known, was converted in her childhood and united with the United Brethren Church of which she was a consistent member all her life. She looked forward to the coming life with joyous hope. She made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Aaron Motter of Leaf River, where she passed to her rest Saturday, August 11, at the age of 84. The funeral was held on Monday at the North Grove Evangilical Church, the Rev E E Plumley of Mt Carroll, officiating, assisted by Rev Albright, of Forreston Evangelical Church. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church, beside her husband, who preceded her in death about 14 years. The deceased was taken ill about four months ago, while visiting her son John at Conrad, Iowa. Soon after her first stroke, while there, she improved sufficiently to return to Illinois, her son accompanying her. She was never able to walk again. For fifteen weeks she lingered, being stricken twice during that time. Those from a distance attending her funeral were John W Pipher, his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Bowers and daughter Vola, and Gladys Pipher, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Piper, Jacob Pipher, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reisinger, all of Conrad, Iowa.

Contributed by Carole Ann Heller

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