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Mt Pulaski Times News, October 1930


Mrs. Sarah Margaret Follis, wife of William L. Follis, was born October 8, 1865, at Tarlton, Ohio and departed this life at the family home, seven miles southwest of Mt. Pulaski, Logan county, Illinois, at 1 a. m. Monday, September 29, 1930, aged 64 years, 11 months and 21 days. Mrs. Follis had been in failing health for many months, and last spring spent several weeks in a Lincoln hospital.

Sarah Margaret Combs was the daughter of the late Albert and Mary J. Combs. September 18, 1866, she was baptized by a United Bretheren minister, Rev. A. B. Price, at Tarlton. Ohio. Later, after coming to Illinois, she united with the Christian church at Lake Fork, but in recent years her membership was transferred to the Copeland Christian church located in the neighborhood where she lived. She was a member of the W.C.T.U., and the Royal Neighbors lodge.

Sarah Margaret Combs was united in marriage to William L. Follis on June 5, 1884 and her entire married life was spent on the farm southwest of Mt. Pulaski. To this union were born---Nellie, wife of Fred Bellatti, living southeast of Mt. Pulaski, and James and W. A. Follis, of Lake Fork vicinity.

Besides her husband, and three children, and ten grandchildren, Mrs. Follis is survived by the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. John Drabing, Mt. Pulaski; Mrs. Charles Harbert, Illiopolis; William J. Combs, Mt. Pulaski; Clifton Combs, Mason City, Iowa; Robert Combs, Jacksonville.

Because of her sunny disposition, she made a host of friends, and her faculty of keeping friends was as great as making them.

The heart that had beaten so many years, so kindly, joyously, lovingly, for her children, husband, relatives and friends, in home, and church, had now as suddenly cease to beat. With that compellling beauty and power did our Heavenly Father set this unexpected rest in the happy music of her life. In this silence we now hear wafted to our ear, as it were from the other shore, the sweet and subdued echo tones of a life of service for others.

Funeral services were held at the family home southwest of Mt. Pulaski at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, October 1st, conducted by Rev. L. H. Hooe, pastor of the First Christian church, Lincoln. A quartet, composed of Robert N. Jones, Frank E. Turley, George and Clarence Bowers, sang "Going Down the Valley," "Shall We Meet Beyond the River," and "In the Garden." The beautiful floral offerings were in charge of Gearldine, Thelma, Lucille and Emogene Combs, Dorothy and Margie Follis. The interment was made in Steenbergen cemetery, four miles southwest of Mt. Pulaski. The pall bearers were Paul Kurmdauff, Charles Harbert, Jr., Neal Gulso, Fred Rising, Richard and Ralph Drabing.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were as follows: Mason City, Iowa---Clifton D. Combs. Griffin, Indiana---Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stinson. Chrisman, Illinois---Mr. and Mrs. Paul Krumdauff. Lincoln, Illinois---Mrs. Ida Herman, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sheer, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Nickols, Mrs. Minnie Young. Austin Township, Macon County---Mrs. Henry Heilman, Miss Sarah Rotramel, Mrs. Ben Barry. Also a Mr. Smith from Iowa.

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