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LIGHTER, Emma 1862-1948


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 09:18:25

Emma Alice Stover, daughter of Levi and Sarah Ann Stover, was born at Adeline, Ogle County, Illinois, April 22, 1862. She moved with her parents to Grundy County, Iowa, when she was a young girl. Although physically handicapped in early age, she was busily engaged in music throughout the neighborhood, and especially in her church at Alice. Later she moved to Conrad and transferred her membership to the Methodist church, where she took an active part in the church activities.

On September 26, 1906, she was united in marriage to John J. Lighter who preceded her in death in 1936. She had been in failing health for the past three years. She suffered a serious heart attack May 1st of this year, after which time she was confined to her bed, and passed away peacefully July 14, 1948, at her home in Conrad at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 23 days.

The survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Charles Martin of Louise, Texas, Mrs. E. E. Clinite of Warba, Minnesota, Miss Elsie Stover and one brother, Charles Stover, both of Conrad. She also leaves a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lighter were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Johnston funeral home with Rev. W. G. Warren in charge. The music was furnished by Mrs. Ben Frederick and Mrs. Clyde Newton who sang "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Lead Kindly Light," accompanied by Mrs. Vane Graham.

The pall bearers were Glenn Weston, Harvey Cross, Harvey Strickler, Will Johnston, Ray Gravenstein and J. F. Alexander. The flower bearers were Mrs. Harvey Strickler and Elva Bristley. The burial was at the Alice Church of God cemetery.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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