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Prentice, Lucy (Crary) 1869-1949


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/11/2011 at 07:34:23

Elkader - Mrs. Lucy Prentice, 80, died at her home in Elkader early yesterday after a long illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational church in Elkader. Burial will be at the cemetery at National, Ia. The body will lie in state at the Witt funeral chapel until Friday.

She was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Oliver Crary and was born and raised in Wagner township near Elkader. She is survived by one sister, mrs. Alice Brandt, Schullsburg, Iowa; three brothers, Dr. George Crary, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Arthur E. Crary, Elkader.

~Oelwein Register, June 23, 1949

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Added by Reid R. Johnson on 8/24/2017:

Clayton County Register, Thur., 30 June 1949.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy C. Prentice, 80, who died at her home in Elkader Tuesday, June 21, following an illness of several years, were held at the Congregational Christian church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. The Rev. Herbert G. Kelly officiated. Burial was at National cemetery.

Mrs. Herbert I. Prentice, Lucy F. Crary, daughter of the late Judge Oliver W. Crary, pioneer settlers of Clayton county, was born in Farmersburg township, May 10, 1869. She attended school at Decorah ad Highland Park college, Des Moines, following which she taught for several years.

In 1900 she was married to Herbert I. Prentice at Norwich, Connecticut. Following the death of her husband, she returned to Iowa to make her home with her brother, the late William H. Crary.

A resident of Elkader since 1931, Mrs. Prentice was a member of the Congregational Christian church and of the Ladies' Guild of that church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also an active worker in the American Cancer Society.

Survivors are: a sister, Mrs. Alice Brandt; three brothers, Dr. George Crary, Avery Crary, and Arthur E. Crary; three nieces, Eunice Brandt, Jean Eckford, and Mrs. Floyd Leuchtenmacher; two nephews, Dr. Lyall S. Crary and Edward W. Crary.

Pallbearers were: F. E. Sharp, Max B. Bishop, Lucien Appleman, Wm. Allyn, Fred Ihlenfeldt, Lyle Barthel.

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