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The Middletown Ledger from October 24, 1935.

Lillian Gambrel Is Laid to Rest

Relatives and friends paid their last respects to Mrs. Lillian Gambrel at funeral services held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 19, at 3 o'clock at the Middletown Methodist Church. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Robert J. Campbell.

Mrs. Earl Cline and Mrs. Anna Glenn sang "Safe in The Arms of Jesus," My Father Knows," and "In The Garden." Miss Mabel Pond was at the piano. The beautiful flowers were in charge of a group of ladies, a number of whom were members of the 4-L class.

The pall bearers were: Russell Morris, Wm. Perce, Earl Cline, Glenn Graff, C.M. Morris and Garland Agnew. The remains were interred in the lot at Irish Grove cemetery where her husband lies.

Lillian Beatrice McCawley, daughter of Landon and Katie McCawley, was born January 1, 1903, at Yatesville, Ill. Coming to Middletown as a small child she spent most of her life in this community with the exception of three years at Hammond, Ind.

She was united in marriage to Raymond Ancle Gambrel Sept. 20, 1923. To this union one son was born, Paul Cecil, who survives.

After the death of her husband on Jan. 10, 1934, she purchased a home and it was here on the evening of Oct. 16, she was taken suddenly ill. On Wednesday her condition became such she was removed to St. Clara's hospital at Lincoln where she passed away at 2:30 P.M. at the age of 32 years, 9 months and 15 days.

Mrs. Gambrel was a devoted wife and mother, and although never strong from childhood she was always cheerful and untiring in her efforts to make a home for her son.

She was a member of the M.E. church and 4-L class.

Besides the son, Paul Cecil, she is survived by her parents, Mr. And Mrs. L.T. McCawley of Middletown, one brother Cecil McCawley of New Holland, three sisters, Mrs. Warren Dorgan, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Robert Etherton, Chicago; Mrs. Harry Busch, Middletown, and many other relatives and friends.

Transcribed from The Middletown Ledger, October 24, 1935. Grant Heatherwick, Editor and Proprietor. Article courtesy of The Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society.

Submitted by: Jason Gambrel

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