Melvina #2 (1870 - 1939)
Surnames: Ploof, White, Carteron, Beisner, Sheff, Willmot, Rice, Pelletier, Goadley, Panger, Hanorine
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 10/05/1939
Ploof, Melvina #2 (8 JUL 1870 - 30 SEP 1939)
A solemn requiem high mass for Mrs. Melvina Ploof, a former Abbotsford resident, who died at Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), Saturday evening, Sept. 30th, 1939, was sung in St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at nine o’clock Wednesday morning. The Rev. C. D. Brady celebrated the mass, assisted by the Rev. L. L. Bohle of Winter as deacon, and the Rev. Leo Laas of Colby as sub-deacon.
The body lay in state at the Zink Funeral Home from where it was taken Wednesday morning to St. Bernard’s Church for the funeral mass. Interment followed in the Abbotsford Cemetery.
Relatives of the deceased acted as pallbearers: son, George of Chicago, three sons-in-law, Henry F. Beisner of Dorchester, Frank White of Winter, Lester Carteron of Greenwood; two brothers, Albert Sheff of Hamburg, N.Y., and Richard Sheff of Superior.
Mrs. Melvina Ploof was born July 8, 1870 near Two Rivers, Wis. On Dec. 29, 1890 she was married to Charles Ploof in Stetsonville. They came to Abbotsford and engaged in farming on the place now known as the liver Stettler farm.
In 1913 she moved to Superior. For the past four years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Frank White at Winter. In July she went to visit her daughter, Mrs. L. B. Carteron, at Greenwood. While there she suffered a stroke from which she never rallied. Death came Saturday evening, Sept. 30th, as a result of hardening of the arteries.
Mrs. Ploof was a charter member of the Royal Neighbor Camp No. 3903, which was formed in Abbotsford, Wis.
Five children survive their mother, three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Genevieve) Beisner of Dorchester, Mrs. Frank (Agnes) White of Winter, Mrs. Lester (Florence) Carteron of Greenwood; two sons, George and Joseph, both of Chicago. Ten grandchildren also survive.
Three brothers and six sisters also survived. They are Albert Sheff, Hamburg, N.Y.; Joe and Richard Sheff, Mrs. Beatrice Pelletier, Mrs. Josie Wilmot, Superior; Mrs. Jennie Panger of Cloquet, Minn.; Mrs. Ella Rice, Chelsea; Mrs. Emma Goadley, Canada; Sr. M. Hanorine, St. Rose Convent, La Crosse.
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