Obit: Prouty, Rebecca (1884 - 1946)
Contact: Janet Rogalski
Surnames: PROUTY, VAN GORDER, WARNER
----Source: Stark Family Album
Prouty, Rebecca (28 JUL 1864 - 20 OCT 1946)
Rebecca Prouty, a resident of this community (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) for the past 38 years was laid to rest this afternoon at the Riverside Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted from the Congregational Church, Owen, at 2 p.m., of which she had long been a member, with Rev. R. O. Reimer of Stanley reading the burial rites.
Despite her advanced age of 82 years, death came suddenly to her, as only the day previous she had been able to enjoy a motor trip, and other domestic activities with her family. At the time of her passing away, Sunday, Oct. 20, 1946, she was at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mae Van Gorder, where she had made her home ever since her husband passed away in 1921.
Rebecca Prouty was born on July 28, 1864, at Rosedale, Wis. When but a youngster of four years of age her mother passed away and she moved to Hortonville to make her home with an aunt, she became the bride of Vernon Prouty. The couple was blessed with four children, two daughters, Mrs. Mae Van Gorder of Withee, and Mrs. Netta Warner of Chippewa Falls, survive her, as do two brothers, George and Atwell. One daughter died in infancy, while a son, Warren, passed away in 1905 at the age of 10 years.
The Prouty's made their home in Hortonville for three years before moving to Thorp in 1888. Ten years later the family moved again to the community of Maplehurst, Taylor Co., Wis., where they established a farm and resided until his death in 1921. In addition to being mourned by her children, she is survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and many friends of long standing, whom she had gained during her long residence in this community.
For more than 50 years, she has been a member of the Women's Relief Corps and an active and faithful Church worker.
Pallbearers at the rites today were, Ed Fenstermacher, John Rossman, Isaac Sisco, Harry Bull, Ernie Nimbar and Steve Warner.
Flower girls were Mesdames Mildred Backus, Julia Albert, Lorraine Albert, Aleda Tormey, Ethel Beilfull, Loraine Christenson, Viola Jalling, Inez Nielsen, and Miss Lucy Anderson.
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