Mount Morris Index (Mount Morris, Illinois) June 8, 1934

Mrs. Mary Marvin Is Called By Death

Mrs. Edward Marvin passed away at her home on North Wesley Avenue Wednesday evening about 9:00 o’clock after an illness with a nervous disorder with had its inception last October. Her condition became steadily worse until hopes were abandoned for her recovery several weeks ago.

A native of this community, Mrs. Marvin had reached the age of 66 years at death. A lady possessing many unusual attainments, not the least of which was a winning personality, Mrs. Marvin was without doubt one of the most widely known and most highly respected residents of this community and her death leaves a void in the hearts of innumerable friends.

Members of her immediate family, who survive, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Hal of Mount Morris and John of Torrington, Conn., who was with her at the end, having arrived in Mount Morris Monday.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church at 2:30 o’clock.
A detailed story of her life will appear in these columns next week.

Mount Morris Index (Mount Morris, Illinois) Friday June 15, 1934

Final Rites Saturday for Pioneer Resident

Mrs. Edward Marvin, whose death we recorded last week, was born north of Mount Morris sixty-six years ago. She lived in this vicinity until her marriage to Henry Donaldson, when for a time they resided in Chicago. On July 7, 1900, she was married to Edward Marvin, the ceremony taking place at Dixon. For thirty-three years she and her husband have lived in Mount Morris, with the exception of several years on a farm east of town. Their married life has been a signally happy one, made possible by her sunny disposition. Mrs. Marvin carried her vivacious nature with her wherever she went, and in any gathering she was the “life of the party.”

She united with the Methodist Church at an early age, and for many years took an active part in the life of the local church and Sunday school. She belonged to that element in church life on whom the pastor can always depend, both in attendance and the performance of her various church activities. The memory of her home life and fidelity to her church should measurably assuage the grief of the bereft husband. She leaves a brother Frank Stonebraker, north of Mount Morris and a sister in Mount Morris, Mrs. Laura Tice, in addition to two sons, Hal and John Donaldson.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the home at 2:00 o’clock and at the Methodist Church at 2:30, in charge of Rev. R. N. Hoover, with burial at Oakwood.

The husband and bereft family wish to express their appreciation for the sympathy and help extended in this hour of sorrow. At no time is help and sympathy so keenly appreciated as when death takes from us our loved ones.

Contributed by Jane Edson

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