Mrs. Mercer, Tiskilwa, Dies

Mrs. John (Mary) Mercer, 82, of Tiskilwa, died Monday at Walnut Manor Nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Hughes funeral home, Tiskilwa, and burial will be in Mt. Bloom cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mercer was born Dec. 12, 1891, in Dover, a daughter of Oscar and Alice Storms Burrell. She was first married to Lud Sterling in 1901, and he died in 1923. She next married John Mercer in 1924, and he died in 1965. Also preceding her in death were her parents, two sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, one sister and four brothers.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Odell of Arkansas, Mrs. Ned (Mildred) Crossett, Princeton, Mrs. Glenn (Virginia) Durham, Walnut, Mrs. Lyle (Mable) Braasch, Wyanet; 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of the Tiskilwa Methodist church.

Memorials may be directed to the Cancer fund.

(Bureau County Republican, July 16, 1974, submitted by Beverly Marine) 




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