Mount Morris Index, Mount Morris, IL
March 8, 1923 p. 1, col 6
Mrs. Cleggett F. Tice
Mrs. Cleggett F. Tice died at her residence here early last Saturday morning, March 3, surviving her husband who passed away March 29, 1922, less than a year. Mr. Tice died suddenly, and while the death of Mrs. Tice was not so abrupt a termination of life, her serious illness was of but a few days' duration, but she had not been in good health for some weeks.
Mrs. Tice was an early settler of this township and passed most of her life in and about Mount Morris.
The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, from the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. John L. Dickson, pastor. Interment was made at Oakwood Cemetery. The pallbearers were Louis Peiffer, Ed Peiffer, of Chicago,; Joseph Rowland, of Haldane; Hubery Shaw, Harold Shaw and Charles Tice.
Caroline Ella Zoller was born January 24, 1853, at Rochester, N. Y., and died at her home in Mount Morris March 3, 1923, aged 70 years, 1 month and 9 days. Her parents, Henry and Magdeline Zoller, were among the old settlers of Ogle County, coming here when Caroline was but 9 years of age.
December 24, 1874, she was united in marriage to Cleggett F. Tice, also a member of a pioneer family of this county. Together, Mr. and Mrs. Tice built up there home, to which came five children, three sons, Henry, James and Maurice, who with their families have added to her joy at the close of her life and who revere her memory. Their two daughters, Gertrude Mary, at the aqge of 7, and Edith, in the full bloom of young womanhood, crossed the silent gray border that we call death.
Mrs. Tice spent most of her life in this vicinity, with the exception of a few years, which were passed in Iowa. She joined the Methodist church soon after coming here.
She is survived by three brothers, John Zoller of Kirwin, Kans.; Henry of Chicago, and Charles, of Roundup, Mont., and three sisters, Mrs. lena Tschopp, who was with her in her home and ministered to her during the last months of her life; Mary Hedrick, of Bozeman, Mont.; and Sarah Kenyon, of Birmingham, Ala. Mrs. Henry Zoller, Mrs. Tschopp and Mrs. Kenyon were able to be with the family at this end time.
It seems a fitting thing that her life, which was so givien to cheer others, and her beautiful spirit that expanded into the full flower and power of womanhood, should merge into eternity as the spring flowers of earth remind us of the resurection.
She suffered much but her suffering was never allowed to dominate her life and her home was her kingdom, where love, kindness, patience and good cheer ruled supreme. She excercised hospitality in its broad sense, and a welcome awaited at all times the members of her family, her friends and neighbors.
She said little about religion, but lived a life of great faith which sustained her through many trials. She was confined to her home for five years her earthly temple failing while her jovial, loving spirit grew and she spoke of her final leaving as of the going on a happy journey to the Home of her Heavenly Father.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly helped us during the illness and death of our mother, also those who remembered with floral offerings.
Henry Tice and Family
James Tice and Family
Maurice Tice and Family
Contributed by Peg Allen Arnold
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