MRS. MINERVA BEAL
Newspaper Unknown - May 1927
Minerva Jane Dyer, wife of Stephen A. Beal and daughter of Jesse and Susan Dyer, was born at Palmyra, Illinois, June 20, 1883 and died at St. John's hospital in Springfield at 7:20 p.m. Monday, May 16, 1927, at the age of 43 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Her early education was obtained in the Athens schools and practically all her life was spent here. She was a member of the Free Methodist church, having united with that denomination when a girl.
On February 15, 1910, she was united in marriage to Stephen A. Beal at Jacksonville, Illinois. To this union six children were born: three sons, Franklin, Alfred and Glenn, and three daughters, Lula May, Hattie and Helen, who with the husband, survive. She is also survived by four brothers: James H. Dyer of Jacksonville, George and Wesley of Springfield and John of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Mattie B. Seeley of Pekin.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in this city, Wednesday afternoon, May 18, at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Ewing officiating.
Interment was made in the Hall cemetery.
Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett