JULIA A. CLARY

January 1929, Petersburg Observer

MRS. JULIA A. CLARY DEAD
DEATH OCCURRED AT HOME IN THIS CITY FRIDAY MORNING OF LAST WEEK.
Was Long-Time Resident of Community; Funeral Services Sunday.

Mrs. Julia Ann Clary, widow of the late Royal Clary and a member of one of Menard county's oldest families, died at her home in this city Friday morning, December 28, at the age of eighty-two years. Mrs. Clary had been an invalid for many years, and had been ill for some time preceding her death.

Mrs. Clary, who was the daughter of Richard and Rebecca Mattingly, was born December 15, 1846 at Marysville, Kentucky. Her father died while she was a small child, and at the age of six years, she with her mother and six brothers and sisters, came to Illinois, making the greater part of the long and tiresome journal in a boat. The came immediately to Menard county where they settled, and in this county Mrs. Clary spent the remainder of her long life.

She was married on January 21, 1866 to Royal Clary. To this union were born four children, of whom three survive, one daughter having died in infancy. On February 3, 1874, Mrs. Clary's husband died, leaving her with their small children to rear; and through ceaseless toil and enduring patience she was able to rear them. Although she went through many hardships, she did it uncomplainingly, and to those for whom she made such sacrifices, it was a matter of great satisfaction that in her later years, they were able, in return, to lighten the burden and care for her, as she had cared for them.

She united with the old Cumberland church at Concord early in life and continued a member of that faith throughout her years. She was a woman of modest and retiring disposition, and her thoughtfulness and kindness impressed all who knew her.

She leaves two sons, George P. Clary and Hardin J. Clary, both of Petersburg, one daughter, Miss Dora, at home, and one step-daughter, Mrs. John Hudspeth of Petersburg, ten grand-children, three great-grand-children and a great many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the residence in this city at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, December 30, conducted by Rev. W. M. Groves. The burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Transcribed by:John Feagans

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