Obituaries and Death Notices
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YARGER, Matilda Angeline
FALL ON ICE IS FATAL TO WOMAN, 75
Matilda Yarger, Formerly of Atkinson, Dies Thursday
Matilda Angeline Yarger, 75, died in St. Francis hospital Thursday evening. She suffered a fracture of the left
hip in a fall on the ice at her home on Dec. 3. Coroner J. O. Stephenson conducted inquiry this morning, finding
death resulted from hypostatic pneumonia due to a fractured femur.
Matilda Yarger was born Aug. 7, 1862, in Henry county on a farm near Atkinson, the daughter of James and Peninah
Yarger. She resided in this county and in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri, living in Kewanee for the past three years.
She had been making her home with an uncle, W. S. Lewis, 201 Goodrich street.
She was married to William Murry who preceded her in death, and later was married to William Kisor from whom she
Surviving are the son, John Murry of Wheaton, an adopted son, Raymond Lewis of Kewanee, a twin sister, Mrs.
Adela Perschbacher of Oklahoma, and another sister, Mrs. Cynthia Kirkendall of (Smith Center) Kansas, and other
relatives. The parents, three brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in Erickson and McHugh funeral home. Interment will
be in Liberty cemetery, northwest of Kewanee. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 tonight.
Submitted by Sue Williams
Other Atkinson News
Several from Atkinson attended funeral services held in Kewanee for Noe Yarger, a former Atkinson resident. Mr.
Yarger was born in Atkinson Sept. 28, 1867. On March 12, 1890, he married Miss Belle Schreck. Survivors include the
widow; one daughter and three sons, six sisters, Mrs. Dora Dupree, Mrs. Mary J. Steele, Mrs. Lottie Steiner, and
Mrs. Mabel Fulton of Atkinson, Mrs. Ollie Tomlinson of Geneseo and Mrs. Anna Cunnif, Tampico.
NOE YAGER (sic) SERVICES IS CONDUCTED IN KEWANEE
Atkinson, June 11 – Funeral services for Noe Yager former Atkinson resident, were held Tuesday afternoon in
Mr. Yager was born in Atkinson Sept. 28, 1867. He married Miss Belle Schreck March 12, 1890.
Survivors are the widow, one daughter and two sons. There are six sisters, Mrs. Dora Dupree, Mrs. Mary J.
Steele, Mrs. Lottie Stiner, Mrs. Ollie Tomlinson of Geneseo, and Mrs. Anna Cunnif of Tampico.
Funeral Services were held at 2 o’clock in Kewanee chapel for Noe Yarger, Tuesday afternoon. Those who attended
from Atkinson are: Mrs. Jack Steel, Mr. And Mrs. Geo. Steel, Mr. And Mrs. Andy Fulton, Mr. And Mrs. Russell
Peterson, Mrs. Russel Peck, Mr. And Mrs. Clarence Atwell, Dan Meryle, Mrs. Lottie Steiner and Henry Steiner, Mr.
And Mrs. Raymond Arnold, Mrs. Dora Dupree, Mr. And Mrs. Harry F. Dupree, Mr. And Mrs. Al Atwell. Six: newphews:
James Cunniff, Tampico, Ill, G. Dupree, Depue, Ill, F FandeWostine, Geneseo, Ill., Geo Steel, Atkinson, Henry
Steiner, Atkinson, Harry F. Dupree, Atkinson.
Mrs. Howard Buterfield of Chicago attended funeral services of her uncle Noe Yarger of Kewanee.
Contributed by Sue Williams
YOTTER, Alice Mae Martin
West Liberty--Alice M. Yotter, 85, died Friday, Aug 16, 1991, at the Lone Tree Care Center following an extended
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 at the West Liberty Chapel of the Barker Funeral Home. The Rev.
Donald Thompson will officiate. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Friends may call this afternoon and evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Yotter was born March 29, 1906, at Kewanee, Ill., a daughter of Thomas and Alice Woodward Martin. On Dec.
19, 1931 she was married at Kahoka, Mo. to Glen E. Yotter.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Edith) Stagg, of West Liberty, and Wanda June Hamilton, of RIpley,
Calif; one son, Glen R. Yotter, of Canyon Country, Calif; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; four
brothers, Harold of Muscatine, William of Grandview, Arthur of North Liberty and Thomas of Ainsworth; and one
sister, Mrs. Charles (Elizabeth) Keef of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters and four brothers.
Source: Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, IA; 19 Aug 1991 page 5A
Submitted by Susie Martin-Rott
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