Since his residence in Lowell, he has been a faithful member of Walter Einspahr's class of boys at the Church of Christ Sunday school and a regular attendant of the Christian Endeavor of which he was an honored member. He was patrol leader in the local troop of Boy Scots under the direction of his pastor.
Eldred was taken ill May 31st and succumbed after a valiant struggle to pneumonia. He is survived by a loving father and mother, one sister, Lela, two brothers, Ernest and Ray, and a host of relatives and friends, who keenly feel his loss.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ, Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, with Mr. Weaver as funeral director in charge of the funeral. Rev. Fred Gibson was in charge of the services and preached the funeral sermon. Miss Florence Spofford sang, accompanied by Mrs. Fred Gibson on the piano. Flower girls were: Dorothy Taylor, Ruth Anderson, Neva Smith, May Yates, Evelyn Hayhurst, Rachel Williams, Evelyn Schmidt, Jean Iddings, Velva Davis. The pall-bearers were: Guy Worley, Elmer Anderson, Glenn Yates, Wayne Petry, Sheridan Ruge and Glenn Steward.
Many beautiful floral wreaths and sprays of flowers were sent by a host of loving friends and relatives.
Among the many out of town people who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Ed. Mee, Mrs. Theis, Mrs. Carrie Field, Mrs. Carrie Gragg, Mrs. Juddie Gragg, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gragg, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gurner, of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. George Ennis, Sr., Vernon and Harold Ennis, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Welan, Chas. Jorgeson, of Steiger, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Black and family, Miss Madeline Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cole and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cole and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Grace, Mrs. Peter Jirtie and Mrs. J. Gurner, of Chicago Heights, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Emory Gragg, Charles Gragg and Mrs. Ed Moore, of Shelby; Miss Amanda Hess, of Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Elma Cole, Waldron, of Orlando, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Reed and family of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs. Hobber, of Whiting; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fancher, Hessvill; Mrs. Ed Burke, Mrs. Alfred Mattson and Mrs. Anna Mattson, Glenwood, Ill.
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