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William H. McCleary
14 May 1870–28 February 1944
Springville—William H. McCleary of Springville died Monday at 7 a.m., following a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife; a son, Raymond, of Springville; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Blackford of Marion, Mrs. Mabel French of Coggon and Mrs. Edith French of Stacyville; three brothers and a sister.

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Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Note: Hand written date says Feb 28, 1944.

William H. McCleary, son of WIlliam J. and Mary Susan McCleary, was born May 14, 1870, in Jones county and passed away at his home in Springville Feb. 28, 1944, after a lingering illness, at the age of 73 years, nine months and 14 days. He spent most of his life in Jones and Linn counties. He was united in marriage to Mary Estella Moyer June 3, 1903, to whom five children were born, of which one son, William Emmett, preceded him in death, as well as three brothers and three sisters. Mr. McCleary was well thought of by all who knew him. He was energetic and industrious with the welfare of his family always at heart.
Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Raymond, of Springbille; three daughters, Gladys Blackford of Marion, Mabel French of Coggon, Edith French of Stacybille; three brothers, Jess of Spencer, Fred of Denver, Colo., John of Pennock, Minn.; one sister, Irene McFate of Des Moines; eight grand children, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Forest Chapel church Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. J. K. Delahooke, pastor of the Methodist church of Anamosa, in charge. Interment was in the Forest Chapel cemetery. Pallbearers were Jess McCleary, Fred McCleary, John Moyer, Charles Moyer, James Moyer and Frank Moyer.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our apprecitation for the many kind deeds and the beautiful floral offerings, the singers and the minister's consoling words during the recent bereavement of our loved one.
Mrs. Estella McCleary and children,
Fred, Jesse and John McCleary and Mrs. Irene McFate.

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