Aged Woodland Woman Victim Of Pneumonia

Nellie Elizabeth Bushnell, daughter of William and Elizabeth Morningstar, was born at Roseville, Ill., Oct. 24, 1865, and departed this life at her home in Woodland township at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12th, aged 70 years, 2 months and 18 days. Death was due to pneumonia.

The deceased was twice married, her first marriage occurring July 4, 1884 to Rev. Isaac Valentine of Roseville, and to this union five children were born, namely: Don of Rushville, Ottie of Astoria, Mrs. George Waggoner of Pleasant township, Laverne and Iva, deceased.

Rev. Valentine passed away June 2, 1903 and she was again united in marriage with Milo Bushnell of Schuyler county, May 30, 1906, and to this union two children were born, Ray and Marie, both at home. Mr. Bushnell passed away Jan. 25, 1921.

The deceased first united with the United Brethren church of Roseville at the age of seventeen, transferring her membership to the Astoria United Brethren church during the pastorate of her husband, the Rev. Valentine.

Mrs. Bushnell with her sunny and cheerful disposition was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, trouble and sickness, and will be greatly missed in the community where she has spent so many years.

Besides the above named children she leaves five grandchildren, Russell and Wayne Waggoner, Laverle, Grace and Burton Valentine, an aged brother, Frank Morningstar of California, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Bideau of Colusa, Ill., a number of nieces and nephews and friends numbered by her acquaintances.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Davis at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Summum Christian church. Interment in the Summum cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 1/15/1936

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