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Miss Charlotte R. (Lottie) Meader 1871-1916


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 10/2/2019 at 11:43:53

Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Feb 16, 1916, Manchester, IA, Page: 5

Our community was greatly saddened by hearing of the death of Miss Lottie Meader, which occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. L. Smith.

The funeral of Miss Charlotte R. Meader was held from the Methodist Church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Carl W. Skinner delivered an impressive sermon and a fine tribute to a life and character, of a person who had been highly esteemed by all classes during her residence in this vicinity. The pastor used for his text Job: 7:6. A choir composed of Misses Ida Mason, Ina and Cecile Kaster and Edward Dawson sang songs befitting the occasion, being, “No, Never Alone,”, “Some Blessed Day,” and “Face to Face.” The floral tributes were many and beautiful contributed by sympathetic and sorrowful friends of the departed neighbor and friend. The pallbearers were Berney Davis, Roy Stone, George Yelden, August Voelschow, Frank Stoddard and Curtis Miller.

Charlotte Rosebell Meader was born in Greeley April 10th, 1871; died February 8th, 1916 at the age of 44 years, 9 months and 22 days at the time of her death. He was the eldest of twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Meader, Mrs. Meader dying Feb. 18, 1900, leaving Lottie to care for the other children of the family, or being a second mother. About fourteen years ago Mr. Meader and other children moved to a farm near Spring Branch. About ten years ago Lottie went to the home of her sister, Mrs. A. L. Smith, where she resided until death called her. She became a member of the Methodist Church of Delaware when at the age of sixteen and was a good, faithful and Christian worker, and for many years was one of the teachers in the Sunday school.

Those surviving to mourn her loss are her father, E. S. Meader; three sister, Mrs. A. S. Meader, of Delaware; Mrs. Hegwood of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. Patrick Dunlavy, of Ryan and four brothers; Will Meader of Manchester; Edgar Meader of Elkport; Charlie and Harry Meader of Volga, besides a great number of relatives and friends. Since sympathy of the many friends is extended to the members of the family.’

Those who attended the funeral from out-of-town are Mr. and Mrs. Luke Scanlon and daughter Rebecca, Mrs. David Kennedy and son Robert, Mrs. Will Scanlon and wife, Mrs. Artigend, Retta and Christina Scanlow, Mrs. Patrick Dunlavy of Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. Will Meader of Manchester, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Meader and son of Elkport, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Meader of Volga City, Mrs. C. K. Reading, Mrs. M. S. Tracy, Mrs. N. Barker and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Petllon of Manchester.


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