Held Funeral Sunday For Former Resident, Mrs. Edwin Gardner
Mary Louise Adcock, daughter of Martha and Henry Adcock was born June 23, 1856 near Girard. In 1874 she was united in marriage to Benj. Franklin England, son of Mary and Joseph England, who preceded her in death.
To this union was born six children, three sons and three daughters, Mrs. Bessie P. Harrison and Mrs. Fannie M. Allen of Springfield; Albert E. England of Springfield; Mrs. Gertrude E. Allen of Vergennes; William O. England deceased and Melvin C. England, Los Angeles, California.
In May 1920 she was again united in marriage to Edwin Gardner of Mt. View, Mo., at which place she lived until her death.
Her sterling worth and charity toward all her many friends and her ability to see the happy and beautiful things in life all attest to the high esteem in which she was held. From her early childhood days she has been a member of the Baptist church.
Funeral services were held at Union Chapel church Sunday at 2:00 p. m., with Rev. Will England officiating. Interment in the Union Chapel cemetery.
The pallbearers were Charles England, Roy England, M. M. Sanders, Ernest Riffey and Henry Mead.
The flowers were carried by Misses Helen Allard, Elberta Allen, June Allen and Mrs. Edgar Gates.
Mary Louise Adcock, daughter of Henry and Martha Adcock, was born June 23, 1856 near Girard, Ill. In 1874 she united in marriage to Benjamin Franklin England, son of Joseph and Mary England, who preceded her in death some years ago. Of this union, six children were born, namely, Mrs. Bessie P. Harrison, Mrs. Fannie M. Allen of Springfield; Albert E. England of Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Gertrude E. Allard of Virginia, Ill.; William O. England, deceased, and Melvin C. England, Los Angeles, Cal.
In May 1920 she was again united in marriage to Edwin Gardner of Mountainview, Mo., at which place she lived till her passing away.
Her sterling worth and charity toward all her many friends and her ability to see the happy and beautiful things in life, all attest to the high esteem in which she was held from her early childhood days. She had been a conscientous member of the Baptist church. In her early girlhood and womanhood she attended Sunday school and church services at the Buchanan Baptist church.
Your correspondent had the privilege of knowing her and her family from early youth and we feel she did the best she could to lead a Christian life. During her lifetime she met with many difficulties and obstacles hard to overcome and may have had some faults, but who of us have not? However, she has outstripped us in the race of life and gone on to enjoy that Home prepared for those who do the best in them to live a Christian life.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m. at Union Chapel, conducted by Rev. Will England. Interment was made in the first addition to the cemetery. Flower girls were Miss Helen Allard, Miss Elberta Allen, Miss June Allen and Mrs. Edgar Gates. Pall bearers were Messrs. Charles, Herb, and Roy England, M. M. Sanders, Ernest Riffey and Henry Meeds. Those in charge of the song service were Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wright, Mrs. Cephas Hays, Mrs. Harold Bristow and J. J. Gardner.