Mrs. Mary Boller Laid to Rest.

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Mrs. Mary Boller Laid to Rest.




The article was obtained from The Fort at Lexington [Illinois] which is run by the Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society in the town where Mr. Boller was born. It is an account of the life of Mr. Boller's mother, Mary Plank Boller. It supplies information about her upbringing, her children, and their lives in Lexington, Illinois.








July 4, 1912.


The Fort at Lexington [Illinois].







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Remains of Former Lexington Lady Brought Here for Burial
The body of Mrs. Mary Boller was brought to Lexington Sunday evening for burial. She died at her home, Freeport, L. I. at 6:30 Friday morning. Short services were held at 10 a. m. Monday at the home of Mrs. D. H. Van Dolab. Only immediate friends of Mrs. Boller were present. The services at the house, as well as the grave, as rendered by Rev. LaReau, were very impressive and comforting.

Mrs. Boller was formerly of this city, being one of the oldest residents. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Plank and was born near Wooster, Wayne county, Ohio, in 1828. Deceased united in marriage to John Boller in 1848; moved to Elkhart, Ind., about 1853 and from there to Lexington in 1857, to Chicago in 1890, thence to New York in 1906. She was a member of the Mennonite church. The husband was one of the first teachers in Lexington schools. He died in 1905.

The following children survive: J. F. Boller, Porterville, Calif.; Mrs. A. G. Woodward, Tulare, Calif.; C. E. Boller, Chicago; Wm. J., C. V., Misses Ada and Carrie all of New York City.

Mrs. Boller was always unusually young and active and enjoyed good health until January of this year when her heart began to fail, which caused asthmatic trouble. On Friday morning, June 28, she suffered another attack and death resulted in a short time.

Services were held at the home at Freeport, L. I. a suburb of New York City, Saturday, June 29th. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Boller, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Boller and the Misses Ada and Carrie Boller all being at home she [illegible]-log children being too far distant to arrive in time. The body was then brought to Lexington and placed in the family lot here.

Those present at the funeral from out of town were: C. E. Boller, architect Central Division War Dept. U. S. A., Chicago; C. V. Boller, president of the C. V. Boller Co., New York City; Miss Carrie E. Boller; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moon, Mrs. Chas. Will and Mrs. Peter Guthrie of Bloomington.

The pall bearers were; J. W. VanDolah, H. S. Shade, G. J. Smith, L. B. Straver, N. E. Franklin and O. L. Hiser.

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