Island City, Union County, Oregon
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Funeral Set For Thursday
Body Of Late Pioneer Buried Tomorrow
Island City Church and Cemetery Is Place of Services
The Rebekah lodge of this city is preparing to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Lee Humphrey of Island City, in a body tomorrow afternoon. The noble grand, Mrs. Clapp, has issued a call to all members to be present at the hall at 1 o’clock tomorrow at which time conveyances will be supplied to take them to the funeral. The funeral services will be held at the church in Island City tomorrow at 2 o’clock, Olive Childers presiding.
Interment will be made in the Island City cemetery.
Zophrania Alabama Parker was born in Carlton, Mo. in 1868. In 1899 she came to Baker and was there met and married to Lee Humphrey. They came at once to La Grande and for a number of years farmed in this vicinity.
For the past six or seven years they have had a comfortable home in Island City. Mrs. Humphrey was a talented woman, and the walls of her home carry mute testimony of her skill with the brush. She was accomplished in many ways. For the past decade she has been troubled with diabetes and it was that disease that drove her to her bed a week ago and yesterday claimed it reward. The death leaves a husband to mourn her untimely death, and several brothers and a sister, none of whom live in this state or will likely be at the funeral. One brother lives in California, another in Colorado, one in Iowa and an only sister in St. Louis.
Mrs. Humphrey was admired by a large circle of friends. Socially she was prominent in the Parkdale club for a number of years, and not only in the suburb of La Grande but in the city itself she had a big circle of friends who mourn her death.
La Grande Evening Observer
Wednesday August 25, 1915
Contributed by: Tom Childers