Hold Funeral Friday, L. O. Claybaugh, 89
services for Lawrence Otterbern, 89, of this city, were held at 1
o’clock Friday afternoon from the Kidd Funeral Home in this city.
Death occurred at 3 o’clock last Wednesday morning while enroute to
Kewanee Public Hospital in the Kidd ambulance from the McFadden Nursing
home in this city where he ahs been a patient the past two years and
Rev. P. Henry Lotz, pastor of Toulon Methodist
church, was in charge of the services. Mrs. Henry Herman and Mrs. Dwain
Wallace sang “Ivory Palaces” and “Nearer Still Nearer,” accompanied at
the organ by Mrs. Dwain Wallace.
Pallbearers were Virgil Fulper
and John Fulper of Kewanee; Alva Peterson and Dean Fulper of Galva; C.
C. Claybaugh and Robert Claybaugh of Toulon.
Interment was in
Lawrence Otterbern, son of Rhoda Bell and
Nicholas H. Claybaugh, was born August 17, 1856, in Schuyler county. He
spent many years as a farmer and painter and was one of the first mail
carriers out of Toulon.
He was married August 14, 1879, to Martha
M. Fulper, of Saxon and they made their home there for a short time
following which they lived in Princeville, Wady Petra and then came to
Toulon Mrs. Claybaugh passed away in October, 1932.
two daughters and one son, Mrs. Lillian Riste, of Innifail, Alberta
Canada; Mrs. Della Wade of Galva; and Ross Elmer of Colorado Springs;
also one granddaughter, two grandsons, one adopted granddaughter and a
niece, Mrs. Grace Howell, of this city.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, his wife, two brothers Edgar D. and Chester B., two
sisters, Mrs. Minta Fulper and Mrs. Ida C. Johnson, three granddaughters
who died in infancy and one grandson.