The Worleys have resided on Main street for the past 23 years and have for the past 13 years convenienced their neighborhood with the services of "The Midget Store."
They are the parents of six children, Mrs. Ernest (Irene) Ebert, Mrs. J.C. (Esther) Brown, Elmer, Mrs. Ted (Gladys) Gerner, Guy and Joseph L. (Bee), all of whom live in this community except Guy, who resides in Chicago.
They are loved by 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
She was a lifelong resident of the Lowell area. She was born on July 4, 1881, and married on August 20, 1899.
Mrs. Worley is survived by her husband Frank; two sons, J.L. and Elmer of Lowell; three daughters, Mrs. Ted Gerner, Mrs. Irene Ebert of Lowell; Mrs. Ester Brown of Hebron; one brother, Frank Tanner of Antell, Kansas; and twenty grandchildren, thrithy-six great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son Guy.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 13, with Mr. Virgil Sweany officiating. Burial was in Orchard Grove Cemetery.
NOTE: The Worley Family Record book at the Lowel Public Library lists the marriage date for Benjamin Franklin Worley and Mamie Tanner as Aug. 20, 1898, but Mamie Worley's obituary in the Lowell Tribune lists it as Aug. 20, 1899. Since the article on their 52nd anniversary was published in 1950, it would seem that 1898 is the correct year.
Go to Mamie Tanner Worley, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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