Deborah A. Clary

Petersburg Observer, June 30, 1916

Death of Mrs. Deborah A. Clary.
Died, at St. John's hospital in Springfield, June 26, 1913, Mrs. Deborah A. Clary, aged 78 years, 3 months and 10 days.

Deborah A. King was born in Edgar county, Illinois, March 16, 1838. She was united in marriage to George N. Wilson, October 4, 1858, and to this union were born five children, two dying in infancy. Mr. Wilson died February 22, 1874, and one daughter Laura M., October 31, 1904. Mrs. Emma O. Mount and E. C. Wilson, both of this city are left to mourn her loss. December 8, 1881, the decedent was married to A. L. Clary, who died October 2, 1913. No children were born to this union. Mrs. Clary was converted about forty-five years ago and united with the Baptist church, later joining the Cumberland Presbyterian church. She was a good neighbor, a devoted, faithful wife, a loving tender others and devout Christian, who has joined the multitude who "Sleep in Jesus" until He shall bid them arise.

Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Petersburg, Illinois, Thursday, June 29, 1916, at 2 o'clock, conducted by pastor Rev. E. F. Meier, assisted by Rev. J. C. Bell, pastor of the Methodist church. The remains were laid to rest in the Concord cemetery.

Mrs. Clary leaves surviving her one daughter, Mrs. Emma O. Mount, one son, E. C. Wilson, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks