Lawrence Claybaugh

Unknown newspaper, Oct. 1946
Submitted by Mike McMullen 

Hold Funeral Friday, L. O. Claybaugh, 89

Funeral 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 three months.

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 Saxon cemetery.

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.

Surviving are 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.

 


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