Succumbing to an illness of six
months duration which kept her confined to her bed nearly all that time, Mrs.
John W. Fling Jr., 71 years of age, died Monday morning at 8:20 o’clock in the
Methodist hospital, Peoria, where she had been a patient for many weeks. At her
beside at the time of her death were her husband and son, Staff Sergeant Richard
Fling, who arrived home last week from Camp Hann, Calif.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Thursday) at 2
o’clock in the Gillespie memorial home, with Rev. C. E. Withrow, pastor of St.
John’s Methodist church in Peoria and former pastor of Wyoming Methodist church,
officiating, assisted by Rev. C. R. Nicholas, present pastor of the church.
Burial will be in the Wyoming cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Harley Cox, John J. Abbott, E. O.
Howeler, Gerry D. Scott, W. H. Faull and W. E. Timmons.
Mamie McClyment Fling, daughter of Alexander and
Deborah Bowman McClyment was born on a farm in Penn township, Stark county,
Illinois, June 24, 1872 and died in Peoria December 13, 1943, after a lingering
Her parents passed away many years ago.
She was second of their four daughter, two of whom Mrs.
Aileen Teeter of Wyoming and Mrs. Zoe Lowman of Kansas City, survive her.
Another sister Mrs. Bessie Thorneycroft preceded her in death.
A talented musician, she gave freely of her time and
ability to school, church and civic programs. An able accompanist she found
pleasure in the association of her friends, especially Mrs. Mae Swords Berfield
whose voice brought pleasure and comfort to many people. Later her had great joy
in accompanying her son Richard, who is an accomplished violinist. She was
organist in St. Luke’s Episcopal church for many years.
She served as assistant to three postmasters: A. G.
Hammond, J. M. Thomas Jr. and Lewis A. Castle. In this work she met the public
and was always gracious, courteous and considerate.
When the Rebekah lodge was organized in 1894 she became
a charter member and a true, loyal member, exemplifying its teachings in her
daily life. She was a past noble grand and at the time of her death held the
office of outer guardian.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, a
past president of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War and was very
in the Red Cross work during World War I and as active in war work as her health
would permit in this present war.
She was united in marriage to John William Fling, Jr.,
November 22, 1904.
They have made Wyoming their home. As a wife and mother
set an example of loving devotion of the highest type.
One son Richard Alexander Fling Staff Sgt.
Anti-aircraft division, Camp Hann, California and his father were with during
her last days, ministering to her and sparring nothing that science and tender
affection could do.
For many years she was a zealous worker in the Ladies
Aid society of the Methodist church, especially during the pastorate of Rev. C.
E. Withrow, who will have charge of the memorial service.