Mrs. Mary C. Beeler, 91, of 1122 West Second Street, died at 7:50 o'clock Thursday morning, July 6, 1944 . Mrs. Beeler, the widow of J. H. Beeler who died about 35 years ago, had been in failing health for several years of general debilities and she was bedfast for four weeks. Daughter of the late Madison J. F. and Rebecca Julian who in later years lived in Clinton, MO., Mrs. Beeler was born November 8, 1852, in Tennessee and moved with her family by ox cart to Missouri in 1853. A consistent church member for 71 years, she was a member of the First Methodist church, transferring her membership from the Methodist church of Ionia of which she was a charter member. She was an interested worker in church and community activities.
Mrs. Beeler is survived by two daughters, Mrs. May Howe of Sedalia and Miss Minnie B. Gandy of Pasadena, Calif., and a son, John M. Beeler of Riverside, Calif. Another son Joel Henry Beeler of Riverside, Calif. died several years ago. Mrs. Beeler spent a number of winter seasons with her daughter and sons on the coast. Additional survivors are six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and three brothers, Joe, George, and James Julian, of Clinton, MO.
Funeral services will be held at the Sedalia First M. E. Church at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. J. Fred King will officiate. Miss Margaret Mahnken and Mrs. A. W. Hampy of Ionia will sing "The Last Mile of the Way", Mrs. C. D. Demand will sing a solo, "Nearer My God to Thee" and Mrs. Demand and Lee Peabody will sing a duet, "Holy Spirit, a Faithful Guide." Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. The body is at the Ewing Funeral Home.