Obit: Kemery, Philina (1852 - 1930)

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Surnames: Kemery, Shaver, Tourville, Zitzman, Farrington, Wright, Frye, Chadsey, Daniels, Kellogg, Lofstrom, Longenecker

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Oct. 23, 1930

Kemery, Philina (30 March 1852 - 14 Oct. 1930)

Mrs. Philina Kemery, for many years a resident of Neillsville, died suddenly at her home in this city, Oct. 14, 1930, age 77 years, 6 months and 14 days.

Mrs. Kemery, whose maiden name was Philina Shaver, was born at Monluette, Staremont, Ontario, Canada, March 30, 1852. When she was 2 ½ years of age her parents moved to New York state, and in 1867 came to Sparta, Wis. Later they moved to Neillsville.

She was married to J. N. Kemery July 6, 1872. Mr. Kemery died on Oct. 25, 1891. Although going to Sparta often to spend the winter at the home of her daughter, she continued to maintain her home in Neillsville. Mrs. Kemery was a lady of quiet tastes and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. For years she was active in the Woman’s Relief Corps and was helpful in other community affairs.

She leaves one son Harold of Altoona, and one daughter, Ethelyn, Mrs. Chas. Tourville of Sparta; also one granddaughter, Mrs. Dolores Zitzman, 3 grandsons: Harold, Clerance and Garth Tourville and one great-granddaughter, Patricia Ann Tourville.

The funeral was held at the home Friday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kemery, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zitzman of Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Tourville, Mr. Garth Tourville, Mr. and Mrs. W. Farrington, Mrs. Witmer Wright, Mrs. Art Frye, Miss Olive Chadsey, Mrs. R. A. Tourville, all of Sparta, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tourville of La Crosse; Mrs. Homer Daniels, Mankato, Minn.; Mrs. Will Kellogg and Miss Lofstrom, Minneapolis.



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