Thursday, February 19, 2015

1970 Aunt Luna's Obituary

Mrs. Luna Mitchell

Mrs. Luna Mitchell, 95, of 408 Price Ave., died at 3:30 a.m. Monday at Boone County Hospital.  She had been ill several months.

She was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1874 to Ira and Mary Fauley [sic-1] Hiestand.  In 1899 [sic-2], she was married to Robert G. Mitchell.  He died in July, 1943.

Mrs. Mitchell had lived in Columbia for 50 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Mound City.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Cyrus Lippman, Naples, Fla., Mrs. George Phillips, 408 Price Ave., Mrs. E.L. Schuetz, Indianapolis, Mrs. Lester Paxton, St. Louis, and Mrs. Robert Herron, Haworth, N.J.; a son, Dr. Robert H. Mitchell, Kansas City; a sister Mrs. C.J. Uible, New Vienna, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. David Holt, First Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call at Memorial Funeral Home after noon today.

Pallbearers will be Cyrus Lippman, Dr. Robert Mitchell, S.J. Hanna, Leighton McCormick, Jr., George Phillips, Jr. and Thomas Mitchell Schuetz.

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[sic-1] Fawley
[sic-2] 1901 per clipping about the wedding


Mary Crowson said...

This is from Columbia, Missouri, I'm thinking?

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

Yes, this clipping is presumably from the Columbia, Missouri newspaper. Here is more info about Aunty Luna and her family:

Some links to blog posts, pictures and a 1936 trip to California, Arizona, etc. which were in the blog a few years ago.

And another post about Aunt Luna's wedding. Evidently they left on the train for Missouri immediately after the wedding in Feb. 1901.

Robert Mitchell's father died in 1891, and by the 1900 census, Robert, his mother, and one of his brothers are shown living in Mound City. In the 1910 census a couple more of his siblings are also living there. Other members of the "Glenn" family, relatives of Robert's mother, Mary Ann Glenn Boyd, were early settlers in Moind City.

The 1920 census shows them in Nodaway County, MO, north of Kansas City and sometime during the 1920s they moved to Columbia so that the children could attend college more easily. Their children were born between 1901-1915.

Also, repeating some comments I made in a previous email to Dad: Thanks for your comments on Aunt Luna, Dad. I only remember visiting her on our way west in 1962 though I have the postcards Grandma sent from Mound City in her pre-marriage days when she went to help Aunt Luna with the babies. Interesting that Luna was the only one of the four children of Ira & Mary Ellen to leave Highland/Clinton County. Harry took over the farm I suppose and Dorsey had a commercial business in Hillsboro didn't he -- grocery? According to the census records Aunt Luna's husband was a carpenter born in Hillsboro in 1869.

I also remember her visiting New Vienna at least a couple of times, arriving by train once. I remember how much she was like Grandma.

Items from Uible photo album