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MRS. MARY BARKER FUNERAL HELD TUESDAY -- Funeral services for Mrs. Mary BARKER were held at Bassett Methodist church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. O.E. RICHARDSON officiating.

Mrs. Barker died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. E. PATCH, in Bassett, Sunday morning, May 19, following an illness of long standing, during which she had submitted to several surgical operations.

She was 74 years, 9 months and 4 days of age at the time of her death.

Mary Ann DONOVAN was born at Sibley, Ills., August 15, 1860, where she resided until her marriage to James E. BARKER on November r, 1878, when they moved to Paxton, Ills.

In the year 1883 she and her husband and oldest son, Virgil, cam to Brown county, Ner., and settled on a homestead 10 miles north of Long Pine where they established one of the pioneer homes of over half a century ago.

In 1887 the family moved to Long Pine and later to Bassett. When the Kinkaid law became effective offering more homestead rights to the people they moved to another homestead northwest of Bassett.

In 1911 they moved to Wayne, Nebr. Where they resided until 1919 when they returned to Rock county on account of the failing health of Mr. Barker.

Mr. Barker passed away in September, 1920, since which time Mrs. Barker has made her home among her children.

Mrs. Barker was a member of Bassett Methodist church and of Bassett Rebekah lodge.

She leaves to mourn her death four children, Virgil of Newport, Mrs. Maude Patch, Freeman and Earl of Bassett; 17 grandchildren, and three sisters, Ellen HEFLING of LeRoy, Ills., Margaret DONOHUE and Josephine ROBBINS of Chadron, Nebr. Two children preceded her in death.

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