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Lillie Ann (Mark) McKibben (1935)

COOK, HARPER, MARK, MCCLARAN, MCKIBBEN, MIDDLETON, STANTON

Posted By: Ida Morse (email)
Date: 12/12/2005 at 19:56:55

Newspaper Unknown
February 1935

Lillie Ann McKibben

Lillie Ann Mark, second daughter of William and Mary Mark, was born near Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri, December 26, 1860. When three months old, she moved with her parents to Dallas County, Iowa. Here the family lived until the father went to the Civil war to fight for our country and for Freedom. During this time, Lillie, with her mother and sister, resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Harper. In her early life, she bravely endured the hardships of pioneering days, which we of this generation have not known.

It was after an illness of five weeks that she departed from this life on Wednesday morning, February 6, 1935, at the age of seventy-four years, one month, and ten days.

She leaves in mourning, her husband, Samuel Spencer McKibben, and six children; Dell, now Mrs. Leonard Cook of Earlham; Bryon B. of Des Moines; L Scott of Greenfield; Carroll of Ames; May, now Mrs. V. L. Middleton of Des Moines; Veta, now Mrs. Earl McClaran of Des Moines. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jennie McKibben of Earlham and Mrs. Etta Stanton of Los Angeles and two brothers, W. A. Mark and Frank Mark both of De Soto. Her father, mother, and two brothers preceded her in death, her mother having passed away only a few months ago at the age of ninety-four. Twelve grand-children, eight great grand-children, a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives keenly feel this loss. Many neighbors and friends shall also miss her as she lived in devotion and service to all.

Funeral services were held at the Earlham Methodist church 2:090 p.m. Friday, February 8.

Rev. L. G. Wolfe having charge assisted by Rev. Paul Barnett, pastor of the Bear Creek Friends church.

Interment in the McKibben Cemetery located on the McKibben homestead.
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Earlham Echo
Earlham, Iowa
Thursday, February 7, 1935

MRS. S. S. McKIBBEN CALLED BY DEATH

Death Came at Noon Wednesday After Several Weeks of Illness. Funeral Friday Afternoon.

Mrs. Lilly Ann McKibben died at her home northeast of Earlham at about 12:00 o’clock, Wednesday, February 6. Mrs. McKibben has been ill for several weeks. She was 74 years old.

The funeral will be held at the Earlham Methodist church at 2:00 p.m. Friday and interment will be made in the McKibben Cemetery. Reverend L. G. Wolfe will be in charge of the services.
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Earlham Echo
Earlham, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 1935

Lillie Ann Mark, second daughter of William and Mary Mark, was born near Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri, December 26, 1860. When three months old, she moved with her parents to Dallas county, Iowa. Here the family lived until the father went to the Civil War to fight for our country and for Freedom. During this time, Lillie, with her mother and sister, resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Harper. In her early life, she bravely endured the hardships of pioneering days, which we of this generation have not known.

At the age of sixteen years, she gave her heart to God and joined the Methodist Episcopal church of De Soto. On December 25, 1878, she was united in marriage to Samuel Spencer McKibben in the church of which she was a member. They took up their residence on the McKibben farm northeast of Earlham where they lived happily together for over fifty-six years, having celebrated their fifty-sixth wedding anniversary Christmas Day.

After establishing her residence near Earlham, Mrs. McKibben placed her membership with her husband’s, in the Hickory Grove United Brethren Church, later transferring it to the United Brethren Church of Panther Creek, where she has since been a member. She lived a consistent Christian life, and was busy in the service of the Lord. At one time she was president of the Ladies Aid Society of Hickory Grove. At the age of sixty, she was serving as superintendent of the South Coon Sunday School. Later she became a member of the Silver Circle Class of the Methodist Sunday School of Earlham. Her satisfaction in the service of the Lord and her trust in Him is beautifully expressed in her last testimony, “Jesus does things just right.” She was always ready to help and to do the work of her Master until He called her to The Great Reward.

It was after an illness of five weeks that she departed from this life on Wednesday morning, February sixth, 1935, at the age of seventy-four years, one month, and ten days.

She leaves in mourning, her husband, Samuel Spencer McKibben and six children: Dell, now Mrs. Leonard Cook of Earlham; Byron B. of Des Moines; L. Scott of Greenfield; Carroll of Ames; May, now Mrs. V. L. Middleton of Des Moines; Veta, now Mrs. Earl McClaran of Des Moines. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Jennie McKibben of Earlham and Mrs. Etta Stanton of Los Angeles, and two brothers, W. A. Mark and Frank Mark, both of De Soto. Her father, mother, and two brothers preceded her in death, her mother having passed away only a few months ago at the age of ninety-four. Twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives keenly feel this loss. Many neighbors and friends shall also miss her as she lived in devotion and service to all.

Funeral services were held at the Earlham Methodist church 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, Rev. L. G. Wolfe having charge, assisted by Rev. Paul Barnett, pastor of the Bear Creek Friends church. Interment was in the McKibben Cemetery located on the McKibben homestead.


 

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