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M. Clendenen Died Tuesday at Hospital
Had Been in Poor Health for Some Time
Mrs. Mary Agnes Clendenen, well known and esteemed resident of the Copeland Christian church community all her life, and who lived five miles southwest of Mount Pulaski, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 1945 in St. Clara's Hospital, Lincoln, Ill., aged 85 years, 5 months, and 22 days. Although she had been in feeble health for many months, her last illness was of short duration. During the early hours of Sunday morning, she suffered a stroke and was removed to the hospital in the Schahl ambulance.
Mary Agnes Scroggin was born Feb. 9, 1860, five miles southwest of Mount Pulaski, daughter of Leonard D. and Mary Sims Scroggin, pioneers of this community. She was united in marriage to John H. Clendenen on Jan. 8, 1890, and they observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1940. Her husband preceded her in death on August 2, 1943. She was the last member of the Scroggin family to survive.
She had been an active and faithful member of the Copeland Christian church for 60 years, and taught a bible class there for 44 years. She was a member of the church's Ladies Aid.
Decedent is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Burris, of Atlanta, and Mrs. Ellis Quandt, with whom she made her home; and three grandchildren, Eloise, Paul, and Leon Quandt.
The remains were removed to the Schahl Funeral Home, and taken to the family residence on Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, in Copeland Christian church, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Hooe, of Blue Mound, assisted by the pastor, Raymond Huffman, of San Jose. "Under His Wings" was sung by Myrna and Glenna Copeland, and George and Clarence Bowers, and "The Holy City" was sung by John Bowers. The accompanist was Miss Joyce Bowers.
Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery, pallbearers being Herbert Shellhammer, Donald Copeland, Willis Ayers, George Gulso, Charles Herring, and Fred Bellati.
In charge of the flowers were Mrs. Clarence Bowers, Mrs. Richard Drabing, Mrs. Herbert Shellhammer, and Mrs. Donald Copeland.
Obituary - Lincoln Evening Courier, 3 August 1943
JOHN H. CLENDENEN
MT. PULASKI - The funeral for John H. Clendenen will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Copeland Christian Church and burial will be made in Steenbergen Cemetery, with the Rev. L. H. Hooe, of Tuscola, Ill., officiating.
The body was removed from the Schahl Funeral Home to the Clendenen residence Tuesday.