The Mount Sterling Message, in giving an account of the death of Lyon Ford, infant son of WL and Annie Vandeventer, aged 5 months and 17 days, has the following: "The little one was taken sick Thursday morning and suffered greatly before death, cholera infantum being the cause. Every remedy was used to save the life of the cherished one, but the fell destroyer demanded and the little flower was plucked from the hearthstone, peacefully breathing his last in the arms of that one who alone loves as none others can - mother. The funeral services were held at the family residence and were conducted by Bishop Burgess of the Episcopal Church, Quincy, the first Episcopal funeral service ever held in our city. The services throughout were beautiful, and the singing by the friends present and remarks by the bishop were the most appropriate and impressive that we ever listened to.
Florence M. Sorrells Frost
Peoria Journal Star, November 4, 1994, Page: C9
MOUNT STERLING - Florence M. Frost, 91, formerly of Versailles, died at
7:37 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1994, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mount Sterling.
Born Jan. 26, 1903, in Rushville to Joshua and Mary Black Sorrells, she married Ned Frost on July 2, 1922, in Versailles. He died Oct. 22, 1991. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Ned Frost Jr. of Sacramento, Calif.; one daughter, Pauline Frost of Carson City, Nev.; two sisters, Mabel Kindhart and Goldie Christner, both of Mount Sterling; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was a midwife in Brown County. She was a member of First Christian Church in Mount Sterling and the Order of Eastern Star, where she was past worthy matron.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Versailles West Side Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hufnagel Funeral Home in Mount Sterling.
Memorials may be made to her church.