Obit: Neff, Alvira (1893 - 1967)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Neff, Christie, Hemp, Manthey, Maas, Page, Kapfer, Grap, Sternitzky, Dahnert, Kren, Brandt, Mathias, Hake, Van Gorden, Grether, Koehler

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/02/1967

Neff, Alvira (19 November 1893 - 26 October 1967)

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the United Church of Christ for Mrs. Charles (Alvira) Neff, 73, of Neillsville who died here Thursday. The Rev. W. C. Koehler officiated at the 1:30 p.m. service. Burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Neff, the former Alvira Hemp, was born November 19, 1893, near Greenwood. She was the daughter of the late Adolph and Ellen (Christie) Hemp. She moved with her parents onto a farm near Neillsville when she was about four years of age. She was a graduate of the Neillsville High School class of 1911. The summer following her graduation she attended summer school in Oshkosh. In September of 1911 she began teaching, a profession she followed for six years.

On October 11, 1917, she was married to Charles Neff. They farmed in the Town of Levis until 1951, when, they moved to Neillsville. She was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Women’s Guild. For many years before her marriage she was organist at the former E and R Church. Much of her time in recent years was devoted to working with the Hospital Auxiliary and the Thrift Shop.

Mrs. Neff is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Manthey of Portage; a son, Charles, Jr., on the home farm. Surviving grandchildren are Darrell, David and Donna Manthey and Kathy and Joby Neff.

Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: Carl Sternitzky, Herman Dahnert, Kenneth Kren, John C. Brandt, Edison Mathias and Warren Hake. Mrs. Heron Van Gorden sang, “Beyond the sunset” and “Under His Wings,” accompanied by Mrs. Jack Grether.

People from out of town here for the service were: Mrs. Jane Manthey, Darrell and Donna of Portage; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hemp of Mosinee; Mrs. Margaret Maas and Mrs. Ann Page of Marshfield; Mrs. Elmer Kapfer of Granton; and Sam Grap of Greenwood.



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