Obituary (Ogle County (IL) Republican, Thurs. Dec. 8, 1910)
Death has again visited our midst, taking another one of our aged citizens, Mrs. Mary A. Hiller, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Light, on Sunday morning, Dec. 4th, at the hour of 9 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Hiller were among the early settlers of our township, and when the village of Leaf River was laid out they were among the first ones to come to Leaf River, Mr. Hiller building a residence and the flour mill, which he afterward sold. Several years ago Mr. Hiller went to his rest, and since his death Mrs. Hiller has made her home mostly with Mr. and Mrs. Martin Light. The funeral was held Tuesday the 6th, at the residence at 11 o'clock. The Reverend Keiser of Forreston and Rev. E. E. Plumley of Leaf River, officiating. Thus has another good mother answered the final call. One by one, the early settlers who have been with us for many years, are being called to their home. Mrs. Hiller leaves to mourn her loss of her immediate family, 4 sons and 5 daughters, Jacob, Henry and Edward, all of Steelville, Mo., and Samuel Hiller of Nevada; Mrs. Martin Light of Leaf River, Mrs. Emma Smith of Cedar Falls, Ia., Miss May Hiller of the Canary Islands; Ms. Katie Richards of Montana and Mrs. Rebecca Hill of Mason City, Ia. Besides these a number of grandchildren, relatives and friends mourn the loss of the departed. Mrs. Hiller had passed her 76th year of life, and until the last few months had been in good health. Her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the Adeline cemetery, by the following, who were chosen as pall bearers: I. A. Fossler, W. T. Tuttle, Samuel C. Kretsinger, Henry F. Myers, George w. Finkboner and Edward F. Bressler.
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