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Mary Ellen (Dickey) Whitney (1865-1937)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 5/19/2022 at 18:50:52

From Nevada Evening Journal April 17, 1937 (page 4)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Whitney

Special to the Journal
Maxwell, April 17--Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Whitney were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church with Rev. H. D. Robinson in charge. A quartette composed of Earl Bowen, Clark John, Ross Olinger and Claire Olinger sang 2 numbers "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Asleep in Jesus" and Mrs. Ray Gooden sang "Shadows."

Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased Irving and Melvin Bell, Irving and Russell Whitney and Ralph and Edwin Bell.

Burial was in the Maxwell cemetery.

Mary Ellen, daughter of Solomon and Rebecca Dickey was born near Mingo, in Jasper county January 13, 1865, and passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bell Saturday, April 10, 1937 at the age of 72 years, two months and 28 days.

On June 30, 1885, she was united in marriage to Clayton Whitney of Mingo who preceded her in death in the year 1901. To this union were born three sons and three daughters all of whom survive. They are Berton L. of Cambridge, Carl J. of Maxwell, Clarence I. of Radcliffe, Mrs. Ethel Bell and Mrs. Elsie Bell of Des Moines and Mrs. Jennie Bell of Maxwell. She also leaves 26 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, one brother, Richard Dickey of Raydon, Okla., two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Whitney, Dallas Center and Mrs. Nellie Cumming of Mingo besides numerous other relatives and friends.

She came to Christ when a young girl and always led a faithful Christian life. Her entire married life was spent in and near Maxwell except two years in Illinois and 11 years which were spent in evangelistic work with her sister and husband Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Buckley.

Out of town relatives and friends in attendance were Mrs. Esther Thompson, Dallas Center, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Giegel, Geo. Bailey and daughter of Colfax, Mrs. Chas. Cumming, Mrs. Chas. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Barker, Mrs. Erwin Armstrong and Mrs. Olive Fuller of Mingo, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barton of Altoona, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carr of Bondurant.


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