Mrs. Phoebe Ann Hull who has been quite ill for some weeks, passed away at the Deaconess hospital, at Lincoln, Illinois on December 15, 1934. She was the widow of the late James Richard Hull and was held in high esteem by neighbors and many friends throughout the city and county. She was a consistent member of the First Christian church in Mason City.
Deceased was born in Mason County, May 6th, 1868, the daughter of John and Sarah Hill. She grew to womanhood in the Hull and Hill neighborhood, southwest of this city. On August 18, 1886 she was married to James Richard Hull. The husband preceded her in death on April 15, 1934
Surviving are the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Grace Arnold, Mason City; Roy L. Hull, Scottsville, Ill.; Mrs. Marie Smith, Mrs. Helen Ford of Mason City; and Mrs. Frances Arnold, Petersburg; also by a brother, John Hill, of Mason City, and a sister, Mrs. Julia Young, Mason City; and by ten grandchildren.
The funeral was held at the First Christian church in Mason City, on Monday, December 17th, 1934 at 1 o'clock p.m., conducted by the former pastor, Rev. L. P. Nebelung. The paullbearers were J. F. Rissinger, William Wilkinson, William Lowe, W. F. Allison, John Lager, and T. D. Taylor. Those who carried flowers were Mrs. Paul Martinie, Mrs. Herman Plank and Mrs. Jerry Rabbe.
Mrs. L. P. Nebelung and Mrs. J. F. Ridner, accompanied by Mrs. Lydia LaFollette, sang "In the Garden"; "The City Four-Square", and "Some Day We'll Understand".
Interment was made in the Mason City Cemetery.
Transcribed by: Pam Ross