Jane BROWN Hoverland, daughter of John and Bell Brown, was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, July 10, 1852. After the death of her father, she came to this country with her mother, brothers, and sister, and settled at Leaf River, where she met and was united in marriage to F. E. Hoverland on January 17, 1878
To this union was born three daughters, Annabel,who was the wife of James G. Wheelan, and Lizzie, who was the wife of Frank Wilson, both of Barry, Ill. (These two have preceded her in death), and Jennie, wife of Louis Kramer, and a son, George B. Hoverland, Leaf River. The latter two with her loving husband and seven granchildren are left to mourn her departure.
She was one of a family of five, of these, two survive, A. J. Brown, Barry, Ill, and Mrs. Eliza Wheelan, Barry, Ill., W. D. Brown of Leaf River and George P. Brown of Barry, Ill preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hoverland had been ailing for nearly a year and all help possible was given her but all seemed to be of no avail. She had been having attention from the home physician in Freeport for treatment, and in Chicago. After her return from Chicago, where she had gone to take the radium treatment, she gradually grew worse. On Sunday, March 19, 1922, she passed to her rest.
The funeral was held on March 22nd in the stone church at Lightsville, the Rev. Willis Wilson of Chicago, a son of Robert Wilson, preaching, assisted by Rev. T. C. Warrington and the choir of the Methodist Church at Leaf River. Beautiful floral garlands were in evidence, speaking in kindness for the departed one, who was held in high esteem and who had many firends. Andrew J. Brown, of Barry, Ill., her brother, came on Saturday before her demise. She still recognized him by clasping him in her arms. Her remains were peacefully laid to rest in the Lightsville Cemetery by D. A. Hazzard, Frank Kretsinger, M.E. Kretsinger, Alfred Malone, S. S. Reber, and Frank Wagner, who were pallbearers.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who were so kind in helping us during the sickness, death, and burial of our beloved wife and mother. For the many acts and words of sympathy, and especially to the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church, and the beautiful flowers sent us in respect of our dead. To all we are very thankful.
Respectfully, F. E. Hoverland
Submitted by Roger Cramer, great-grandson
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