Lottie May Derr
Posted By: Jean Wenke, volunteer
Date: 2/22/2009 at 15:15:46
Lottie May Miller, daughter of Simon P. and Ella Watts Miller, was born on a farm north of Bonaparte May 2, 1888; and departed this life in a hospital at Kirksville, Mo., early Saturday morning, March 6, 1937, at the age of forty-eight years, ten months and four days.
The Miller family moved to town when she was quite young, and her entire life was spent in this community. June 5, 1913, she was united in marriage with Mr. Clark Derr, also of Bonaparte, and to them were born a son and a daughter, Miller Clark and Mary Florence.
Mrs. Derr was full of life, good cheer and sympathetic helpfulness. She endeared herself not only to her family, but to everyone who knew her. Her good deeds will follow her, and her memory will be an inspiration to those who knew her best.
She belonged to Friendship Camp 134, Royal Neighbors of America, and to Magnolia Chapter No. 276, O.E.S. She was helpful in any work of the church, demonstrating by her actions that she was a true believer.
Her last illness was of short duration, having been stricken down in the midst of an active life. Of her immediate family she leaves to mourn, her aged parents, Mr. And Mrs. Simon Miller; her husband, son and daughter; and one brother, Carl Miller of Chicago.
The funeral service was held in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon, Rev. F. M. James of Keosauqua officiating. Interment in the Bonaparte cemetery.
From Dorothy Watson's scrapbook
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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