Verna M. (Powell) Ocker was born in Polo, Illinois, on June 29th, 1866 and died at her home in Polo at 6:05 A.M. Wednesday, November 29, 1916, after an illness of over one year.
She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan A. Powell of this city, and spent her girlhood in Polo. She received her education in the Polo High School and later taught school near Polo. On February 22, 1893 she was united in matrimony to John H. Ocker. To this union were born two children, Armond and Dorothy.

Mrs. Ocker is survived by her husband and two children, her parents,, J. A. and Katherine Powell of this city, and three brothers, Dr. C. E. Powell and B. M. Powell of this city, and Dr. Curtis Powell of Lyndon, Ill.

The funeral services were held November 30th at 2:30 P.M. at the M. E. Church, Rev. John E. Flack of Princeton, Ill. officiating. Interment was made in Fairmount Cemetery.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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