Prophetstown: - Maurice L. Linsay, 77, 316 W. 3rd St., Prophetstown, died Saturday evening at Community General Hospital following a short illness.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the First Congregational Church, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Daniel Boxwell, pastor, officiating. A memorial has been established for the First Congregational Church Manse Fund.

Born on Sept. 19, 1905, in Bardolph, he graduated from Bardolph High School and from the University of Illinois College of Vocational Agriculture in 1930. He taught Vocational Agriculture for one year at Bardolph High School prior to moving to Prophetstown where he taught from 1931 to 1967. He also coached basketball his first 10 years in Prophetstown. During his teaching career he also worked with the Illinois Crop Improvement Association as a Certifier of Hybrid Seed. After retiring from teaching, he worked for Country Companies as a Crop Hail Adjuster from 1967 to 1980. As a member of the First Congregational Church, he has served as president of the Board and other offices of the church. He was united in marriage to Livona Weaver in Prophetstown on Aug. 20, 1932.

Surviving is his wife. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

(The Daily Gazette, November 15, 1982 - Monday, page A4, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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