VanMeter Surname Obituaries

Mildred Van Meter

unknown newspaper -- November 1923

Mrs. Mildred Van Meter, wife of Hal Van Meter of Cantrall and daughter of John Grant of Springfield died at St. John's hospital Tuesday morning, at 4 o'clock, November 20, 1923, at the age of 40 years. Deceased was taken ill about a week ago and pneumonia developed, causing death.

Funeral services were held from the residence of her father, 122 West Elliot Ave., at 1:30 this afternoon (Thursday), Rev. Gilbert Jones, pastor of the West Side Christian church, officiating. Interment in Fancy Creek cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, four sons, father, John Grant; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl England, Mrs. Jay Wilcoxson, Misses Floy and Mary of Springfield and one brother, Earl Grant residing on the home farm south of Athens.

Contributed by: Bertha Emmett

Ruth Van Meter

unknown newspaper - March 1923

Miss Ruth, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Hal Van Meter, died at the home in Cantrall, Saturday, March 3, 1923.

She was born April 20, 1903 and was the oldest child of the family. She graduated in the class of 1922 of the Springfield High School. She was on the honor roll and she also won special recognition for her work in the Art department.

Up until the time of her illness, she was teaching at Sugar Point school. Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Mildred and Mary Evelyn; four brothers, Ronald, Earl, Ben and John Richard and her grandfather, John Grant of Springfield.

Funeral services were held at the residence, Monday afternoon, March 5, Rev. Gilbert Jones of the West Side Christian Church of Springfield officiating. The interment was made in Fancy Creek Cemetery.

Contributed by: Bertha Emmett