Ethel Perkins VanHorn

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Pub. The Times, May 9, 1918

Ethel VanHorn, wife of Arch Van Horn, was born in McLeansboro (and died in Rend, Ill., April 22, 1918, after a few days' illness caused by a paralytic stroke.

She was united in marriage to Arch VanHorn December 24, 1902.  To this union were born 8 children, two boys and 6 girls, of whom 3 girls have preceded her to the great beyond.

She professed faith in Christ in her youth and united with the Texas Grove Baptist church at Delafield, where she remained until about 7 years ago, when she united with the Testimoninle, where she remained faithful until death.

She called her husband and children to her bedside and told them she was going home and to live a life so they could meet over there.  She leaves to mourn their loss, husband, five children, a father, four brothers, four sisters, together with a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Browning at their home in Rend April 23, after which her remains were brought to McLeansboro to the home of Mrs. Deem, and the body laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery Wednesday, April 24.

*Rolla Perkins and wife and Wilburn Perkins and wife of Zion City came here Tuesday to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. March VanHorn.

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