||97 Years, One Month, Seven Days
Funeral services for Mrs. Victoreen French, who died in this city Nov. 30, were held Dec 3 at 2 p.m. in the Cobb-Warner Funeral chapel.
Rev. A. M. Halverson of the First Baptist church was the officiating minister. Mrs. Burdette Hartman and Joyce Haburn sang "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "If We Could See Beyond Today." They were accompanied by Mrs. W. W. Krile.
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Pall bearers were Emil Lundberg, A. A. Seaman, Harold Brigham, Martin Freeburg, John Pullen and Ben Schultz.
Victoreen Marie Tippett, daughter of William and Julia Tippett, was born Oct. 23, 1856, in Jones County, Iowa, and died at the home of her daughter at the age of 97 years, one month and seven days.
She lived at Clay Mills and received her education there. On Dec. 1, 1875, she was married to Joseph French making their home near Clay Mills. Twins were born to them, dying in infancy; a son Harvey, who died at one and one half years; one daughter, Mrs. Viola Batcheler, and one son, Carl French, living in Spencer.
They made their home near Clay Mills until 1880 when they came to Clay county in a covered wagon, settling near Peterson where they lived except for one year in Missouri and five years at Volga, S.D., moving to Spencer in 1910 where she made her home on East Second Street for 33 years, afterward making her home with her daughter for the last 11 years.
She was baptized in the Baptist church when a young girl and was a faithful attendant as long as health and hearing permitted.
Her husband died in 1911.
She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Batcheler, one son, Carl French, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt