Mount Morris Index, Mount Morris, IL
February 1, 1917 P. 1
Large Headline, Page 1: THREE AGED CITIZENS PASS AWAY
MRS. CATHERINE ELIZABETH TICE
QUIETLY PASSES AWAY THURSDAY EVENING
HAD LIVED HERE 60 YEARS
End of a Long Life and Illness of Over a Year
Mrs. Catherine E. Tice passed away at the home of her son Frank Thursday evening after an illness of a little more than a year. Her death although not unexpected comes as a shock to many who knew her. The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon at the Lutheran Church, Rev. Zimmerman conducting the services. A large concourse of friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom long acquaintance had taught them to respect deeply. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery.
Catherine E. Felker was born in Narcon, Maryland, September 27, 1830, and died in Mount Morris January 25, 1917, at the age of 86 years, 3 months, and 29 days. At the age of twenty she was united in marriage to F. N. Tice. The young couple moved to Illinois in the early fifties, locating near Haldane. Later they moved north of Forreston, and still later purchased the old Felker farm north of Mount Morris which was their home for many years. After moving to town Mr. Tice was Postmaster one term. His death occurred July 25, 1896. Since that time Mrs. Tice has lived at the family home where she has been cared for by her son Frank and his wife.
Mrs. Tice was the mother of eight children, F. A. Tice and C. F. Tice of Mount Morris, Mrs. O. W. Shaw of Pine Creek, Mrs. E. D. Peifer of Chicago, J. E. Tice, whose death occured about two months ago, Gertrude, who died at the age of sixteen, and William and Mary, who died in infancy. Mrs. Tice united with the Lutheran Church at an early age and has lived a useful Christian life, faithful to all her duties, until recently when her illness prevented her from continuing in active service. Even in her last illness she delighted to be permitted to attend services although she had to be taken in a wheel chair. She was a patient sufferer but she longed to go to the better world, and to her death was but a welcome visitor who should take her to the land where she wanted to go.
Card of Thanks
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Tice desire to take this means of expressing thier thanks to their friends and neighbors who rendered them such kindly assistance during the sickness and death of their mother. They also desire to express their appreciation of the many floral offerings and of the music furnished by the church choir.
Contributed by Peg Allen Arnold
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