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Mrs Mary E. Stork, an old and respected resident of Stonington, died at 1:45 o'clock Saturday afternoon in St. Vincent's hospital in Taylorville. She became seriously ill about two weeks ago, was removed to the hospital last Monday, where she underwent a serious operation, and for a time seemed to be on the road to recovery. She became suddenly worse on Thursday and most of her children were there at the time of her death.
She was the widow of Conrad Stork, who died just ten years ago last Thursday. In 1885, forty years ago, with her husband and family, she settled on a farm a few miles southwest of Stonington and resided on the same farm until the death of her husband, when she moved into Stonington. She was especially fond of flowers and her home both in the country and in town always attracted much attention with it's beautiful flower garden.
She was born at Mt. Pulaski on January 22, 1849, a little more than seventy - six years ago. Her maiden name was Mary E. Schick. At the close of the Civil War, she and Conrad Stork were married and they lived on a farm north of Latham and east of Mt. Pulaski until their removal to Stonington.
She leaves the following children: Mrs Kate Colbrook and Frank Stork of Stonington; Mrs. L. T. Bridges of Mahomet; Mrs Anne Polk of Raymond, Neb.; Mrs Elizabeth Bedinghaus of Farmersville; Mrs Thomas Wynn of Peoria; and John Stork of near Taylorville. There are also twenty- eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She also has four half -brothers and two half- sisters as follows: John and Con Schick and Mrs. Susan Mischler of Springfield; Frank Schick and Mrs. Margaret Heger of Terre Haute; and Mike Schick of Mt. Pulaski.
The funeral service will be held Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock in Holy Trinity Catholic church at Stonington. The body will then be brought to Decatur for internment in Calvary cemetery.
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