Mrs. Margaret Ann Walker

Mason County Democrat December 8, 1916

On Saturday night, at the family residence on South Morgan and West Chestnut street, occurred the passing of Mrs. Margaret Ann Walker, for over half a century a respected citizen of Mason City; the decedent pasing from this life at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 24 days after a year's illness from senile debility.

The decedent was the widow of the late Dr. James P. Walker to whom she was wedded in Lancaster, Iowa, on December 6, 1854 and to whom were born five sons and three daughters. Dr. Walker who was Major Surgeon during the Civil War and who for many years was a practicing physician and surgeon in Mason City, passed from this life on January 5, 1892 and one son, Atty. Robert L. Walker, died about one year ago.

Mrs. Walker was a devout member of the local First Presbyterian church and is survived by the following sons and daughters: Dr. W. P. Walker of Mason City, Mrs. T. A. Whitworth, of Cedar Falls, Miss Anna H. Walker and James S. Walker, at home; Joseph R. Walker, Mrs. Ben C. Rickert and John C. S. Walker, of Mason City, besides other relatives and a wide circle of warm friends who will mourn her passing.

The funeral services were held from the family residence on Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Walter L. Turney, pastor of the local First Presbyterian church. The interment was made in the Mason City cemetery

Contributed by:Matthew Ferricks

Rachel Pounds Wallace

Newspaper not known

Rachel Pounds Wallace was born in Bath township, Mason County, ILL., in 1848.

In the later part of 1866, she removed to the west, where she remained until nine years ago when she returned to this state and since that time has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Blunt, except when otherwise employed.

She professed religion at the age of 14 years and united with the Baptist church.

On Jan. 8, 1898 she became a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist church. Her death [sic] occured Jan. 27, 1907, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Blunt in Kilbourne.

She was a faithful friend and lived a life worthy to inherit a mansion prepared by the Heavenly Father for those who love and obey him.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist church, at 2:30 o'clock p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, Rev. Mounts officiating, and the interment was made in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and assistance during the recent illness and death of our friend, Rachel Wallace.

Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Blunt.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Harris

Contributed by:Terry Steele Curtis

Verna Woodley

Peoria Journal Star, June 17, 2007

METAMORA - Verna M. Woodley, 85, of Metamora, formerly of 206 E. Meadow Lawn St., Manito, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Pekin Hospital.

She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Havana, the daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Uthmiller) Zeeck. She married Carl Woodley on Nov. 28, 1942, in Key West, Fla., and he survives.

She has two sons, Terry (Carol) Woodley of Eureka and Dennis (Joyce) Woodley of Woodlands, Texas. Also surviving is one sister, Frances (Warren) Kwasigroh and one brother, Grover (Freida) Zeeck, both of Pekin. She has four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by two brothers.

She was a hairdresser in the Manito community for more than 50 years, retiring in 1984. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Tabitha Society of the Church. She enjoyed quilting.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Al Majewski officiating. Internment will be in Meadow Lawn Cemetery, Manito. Visitation will be Monday, June 18, at Maas Funeral Home, Manito, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church near Manito.

Contributed by Sara Hemp