Death and Funeral of Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse

Mrs. Louis [sic] Converse, aged eighty years, died at her home on East street north, Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Mrs. Converse had been in failing health for a long time but was confined to her bed about three weeks previous to her death. The funeral services were held Tuesday at two o’clock at the Congregational church, Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. Mrs. Albert Clark of Fayette sang two selections. The pall bearers were Messrs. Ed Spear, Bert Bothwell, C.M. Rorick, Perry [sic] Sullivan, Carl Guss and Gerald Bryant.

Those from a distance attending the service were Mr. and Mrs. Will Irland of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Will Mansfield and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Sullivan. Burial was made in the Lime Creek cemetery.

Lusetta L. Rorick, only daughter of William and Phoebe Breese Rorick, was born in Seneca township, June 14, 1846, and died at her home in Morenci, Mich., July 4, 1926, aged 80 years and 20 days. January 22, 1865, she was married to John Irland and to this union one was born, William D.

September 28, 1897, she was united in marriage to Lewis H. Converse with whom she has resided in Morenci since that time.

Mrs. Converse was one of a family of five children, having had four brothers, all of whom preceded her in death.

Her surviving relatives are her husband, her son William, a grandson Ray and [unclear] granddaughter Marchetta [unclear] and Mrs. Carrie Mansfield of [unclear], O., stepdaughter.

Mrs. Converse was for many years a member of the Congregation church of Morenci and faithfully attended whenever her health would permit.

Source: Morenci Observer, July 8, 1926.

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