Obit: Reese, Mary Ann #2 (1856 - 1943)


Surnames: Reese, Williams, Specht, Butcher Beckett, Helmencteire

----Source: Scrapbook of Bertha and Caroline (Wehrmann) Volk 1930-1950’s

Reese, Mary Ann #2 (07 JUN 1856 - 14 JAN 1943)

Mary Ann Williams, daughter of John and Mary Williams was born at Rosendale, Winnebago County, Wisconsin on June 7, 1856, residing there until the family moved to Iowa County in 1865.
She united with the Baptist Church at an early age remaining steadfast to that faith till the end.

In 1879 she was united in marriage to Thomas S. Reese of Ridgeway, Wis. To this union were born eight children. The survivors are: two sons, Thomas of Hobart Indiana and David H. of Greenwood; five daughters, Anna at home, Mrs. Chas. P. (Sara) Specht and Etta of Madison; Mrs. Lucian (Emma) Butcher of Willard and Lulu Mae of Eau Claire, Wis.

Her husband and her oldest daughter Mrs. T.A. (Mary) Beckett preceded her in death.

Other survivors are seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also many nieces and nephews.

One sister Mrs. Edward Helmencteire of New Salem, N.D. is the only survivor of her family.

She moved with her children to Greenwood in 1902 living here ever since with the exception of ten years (1906-1916) which were spent at Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church conducted by Rev. A.J. Abbott.

Mesdames Harold Stabnow and Herbert Schwarze accompanied by Mrs. John Meng sang “Rock of Ages” and “Abide With Me.” Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

The pallbearers were: Ed Buker, Elmer Johnson, John Arends, Maynard Franks, Frank Drake and Albert Shanks.

Those in charge of flowers were: Mesdames Earl Sloniker, Fred Huntzicker, Frank Drake and M.K. Aaberg.

Those attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Butcher, Willard; Lulu M. Reese, Eau Claire, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. P. Specht, Etta Reese, Charlatte Specht, C.H. Specht, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. Specht of Madison.           



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