Obit: Stacy, Martha (1870 - 1954)

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Surnames: Stacy, Stephens, Buker, Stucki, Koch, Whiterabbit   

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) July 1, 1954 

Stacy, Martha (4 July 1870 - 27 June 1954) 

Mrs. John (Martha) Stacy, 84, died June 27, 1954, at her farm home in Willard.  Funeral servicers were held Wednesday, June 30, from the Indian Mission at Black River Falls, with the Rev. Ben Stucki, Rev. Charles Koch, and Rev. Mitchell Whiterabbit officiating.  Interment was in the Indian Mission Cemetery. 

The body, in charge of the Georgas Funeral Home, was taken to the Indian Mission Church at Black River Falls on Wednesday, where it reposed from one o’clock until the time of services. 

Mrs. Stacy was born July 4, 1870, at Melrose, Wis., and spent her early life working at home.  In 1892 she was married to John Stacy at Black River Falls, and spent her life as a housewife. In 1898 Mrs. Stacy was one of the first Indian women to become converted to the Evangelical and Reformed Church at the Indian Mission. She was a member of the women’s Guild for many years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stacy came to Clark County in 1916 and located on a farm in the Town of Mead.  They farmed there for 14 years, after which they were in charge of the mission at Black River Falls for 16 years.  They returned to their farm in 1946 but retired from active farming.  They made their home with their sons and for the past year and a half she had been in failing health. 

She was a member of the Indian Mission church and the Women’s Guild.  

Mrs. Stacy is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Eric (Helen) Stephens, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Ervin (Tillie) Buker, Willard; two sons, John and Alvin Stacy of Willard; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by a son Joseph, two daughters, Emma and Esther, and two sons and one daughter in infancy. 



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