Date of Death: 6 Aug 1912
Subject: Mary A. (Kneale) Dreher
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 16 Aug 1912, p. 5
Died, at her home near Fillmore, Mo., August 7 [sic], 1912, Mrs. Mary A. Dreher, wife of William F. Dreher, aged 53 years, 3 months and 21 days.
Mrs. Dreher was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kneale, and was born near the place of her death, November 16, 1858.
On February 14, 1882, at Oregon, Mo., she was united in marriage to William F. Dreher, and to this union thirteen children were born, seven of whom, with the husband, survive her. The surviving children are: Solomon W., Mrs. Marcell Brewer, Mrs. Fred Bare, Mrs. Henry Ewards [sic], James L., Byle F. and Homer W. Dreher. She is also survived by five grandchildren, her mother, six brothers and three sisters.
In the year 1898 she united with the Oregon, Mo., Presbyterian church and remained in the same until her death. She was a faithful and sacrificing mother and wife, and will be sadly missed in the home. The following was handed to the minister officiating at the funeral by one of the family:
"A loved one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still, A chair is in our home That never can be filled."
Funeral services were held in Antioch church, Andrew county, Thursday, August 8, at 11 o'clock a.m., and were conducted by Rev. Henry A. Sawyers, of Savannah, Mo., who was her former pastor. These services were attended by an unusually large congregation, and at their close the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at the side of the church.