OBITUARY: THE HUMBOLDT STANDARD, Friday, August 30, 1935, Vol. 54
DEATH CLAIMS HUMBOLDT WOMAN
Mrs. Marshall Perry (Nora L BERNHARDT) Passed Away Sunday Evening Following An Extended Illness - Funeral Wednesday Afternoon
Mrs. Marshall Perry passed away at the family home in this city Sunday evening following an extended illness. She was born in Richardson County south of Dawson, February 26, 1884, and has been a resident of this county her entire life. She leaves her husband, Marshall Perry, two sons, William of Sterling and August Perry who resides at the home, and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Tupa of Table Rock, also her mother, Mrs. August Barnhart of Dawson, four sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Vertiska, Sr., of Humboldt, Mrs. Emory Minor of Verdon, Mrs. Emmett Snodgrass of Falls City and Mrs. Lester Hoag of Dawson, besides three brothers, Joe, Frank and Nick, all of Dawson.
Mrs. Perry numbered her friends by her acquaintances and during her sickness she was patient and spoke nothing but kindly words to all who ministered to her through her suffering and her every thought was for those about her.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Christian Church conducted by Dr. Harlan Heim and the remains were then conveyed to the Humboldt cemetery for interment.
OBITUARY: THE HUMBOLDT STANDARD, Thursday, June 23, 1955, Page One
FINAL RITES FOR MRS. M.B. PERRY
Edith Edna Spaulding, daughter of James Elliot and Margaret E. [OBryan] Spaulding [of Lawrence Co., KY], was born at Dawson, Nebraska January 3, 1886. She departed this life at the Humboldt Hospital June 17, 1955 at 2:50 a.m. at the age of 69 years, five months and 14 days. She had been in failing health for more than a year, bedfast about three weeks and had entered the hospital on Sunday.
January 4, 1904, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Welch of Dawson. To this union nine children were born. One daughter died at birth and Mr. Welch passed away November 29, 1934. Two years later, August 31, 1936, she was united in marriage to Marshall Perry of Humboldt at Rockport, Missouri. She lived her entire life in Richardson County, excepting four years spent at Haddam, Kansas. Mrs. Perry was a member of the Prairie Union Baptist Church for years, and recently had transferred her membership to the Christian Church in Humboldt. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a Past Noble Grand, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Perry is survived by two sons, Elbert Welch of Elgin, Illinois and Robert Welch of Sharp Park, California; six daughters, Veda (Mrs. Lloyd Arlington) of Humboldt, Edna (Mrs. Edgar Heim) of Elgin, Illinois, Opal (Mrs. Harold Neff) and Mrs. Margaret Hill of Stella, Kathleen (Mrs. Maurice Beu) of Belvidere, Illinois, Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Billy Reed) of Bartlett, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Florence Mitchell of Lincoln; three step-children, Mrs. Joe Tupa of Pawnee City, Bill Perry of Crab Orchard and August Perry of Bruning. There are 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. All of the daughters were at their mother's bedside when she was taken.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the Christian Church with Rev. Claude Breidenthal officiating. Mrs. Coleman Gilliland was soloist and sang, "Rock of Ages," "Sometime We'll Understand," and "Beyond the Sunset". Mrs. Ralph W. Clark was the organist. Four members of the Rebekah Lodge were in charge of the floral tributes. There were, Mrs. Lloyd Gould, Mrs. Ernest Rist, Mrs. Frank Hynek and Mrs. George H. Williamson. The pallbearers were, Harry Fencil, Orville Cudney, Harold Spaulding, John Rutz, Virgil Arington and Earl Hinks.
Interment was in the Heim Cemetery at Dawson. The Rebekah Lodge conducted graveside services.