Almyra Collins turner, daughter of John and Ruth Turner, was born November 8, 1825, near Collinsville, Madison County, Ill., and departed this life December 31, 1921, aged 96 years, 1 month, 23 days.
When five years of age she moved with her parents to Morgan county. Her father entered land 3 1/2 miles southwest of where Waverly now stands and she has since resided near her early home. She was the last survivor of a family of ten children.
The deceased was a member of the "Old Brick church", later moving her membership to Appalonia.
She was married March 21, 1849 to John D. McMahan, who died January 23, 1893. She was the mother of seven children: John Goodell, by a former marriage; Isaac, Clement and Eliza Jane, all of whom have preceded her in death; and Andrew, of Liberal, Mo.; Lemuel and George of Waverly, who survive her. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
"Aunt Myra" as she was known to relatives and friends, led an unusually active life, doing her housework, or superintending it, until her death.
Funeral services were held at her home, Monday, January 2nd, conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. W. Andrews. She was laid to rest in Turner Cemetery.