|Lavina Frank Pealer
Born March 1852
|Funeral services for Mrs. Lavina Pealer, age 79, who died Friday afternoon as a result of a stroke of paralysis suffered December 17, were held from the Methodist church in Wyoming Sunday afternoon. The Rev. G. H. Goodrick officiated.
Mrs. Pealer (nee Lavina Frank) was born in Cincinnati, in March 1852. When a small child she moved with her parents to the vicinity of La Porte, Indiana, and there she was married to David Pealer, a Civil war veteran.
In 1878, Mr. and Mrs. Pealer settled in Wyoming. Mrs. Pealer was a charter member of Ben Paul Post, Woman’s Relief Corps No. 4, which was organized in 1883. As one of two surviving members in 1929, she was accorded recognition for forty-five years of service in the corps.
She was also the oldest member of the Wyoming chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Methodist church, the Ladies’ Aid society and Dorcas class.
Her husband and two sons, John and Oscar, are dead. Surviving are two sons, Ed S. and Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Platner, all of Wyoming; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Willetta Rhodes of La Porte, Indiana, and one half-sister, Mrs. Libbie Countryman of Wyoming.
Submitted by: Chlona Hanken Hoppe