Obit: Reasby, Verbena (1889 - 1936)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 9 Jan 1936

Reasby, Verbena (26 SEP 1889 - 4 JAN 1936)

Mrs. Wm. L. Reasby, nee Verbena Washington, passed away at her home in the Town of Butler (Clark Co., Wis.) Saturday at 9:30 p.m., after a lingering illness of heart disease and complication, at the age of 46 years, four months and two days.

The deceased was born in Stanton, Virginia, Sept. 26, 1889, moving with her family to Buxton, Ia., in the year 1904, where she was married on June 23rd, 1908 to Wm. L. Reasby. They moved to their present home, south of Stanley in the year 1923.

Mrs. Reasby was the mother of ten children, and of whom with her husband, survive as follows: Lloyd, Toussaint, Clarence, Eldon, Ruth, Noble, Edward, Naomi, Verbena (Mrs. Theo. Jefferson), all of Stanley; Helen (Mrs. McKinley Ransom) of Milwaukee. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Corrine and Theodore Jefferson Jr., and McKinley Ransom Jr., four sisters, Mrs. Mary Morris of Muskegon Heights, Mich., Mrs. Leona Prentice of East Chicago, Indiana, Mrs. Ruth Wright and Mrs. Hazel Dixon of Des Moines, Ia.; two brothers, Booker Washington of Knoxville, Ia, and Alious Washington of Lovilla, Ia., also many other relatives and a host of friends.

Mrs. Reasby was a good Christian wife and mother and is sadly missed by her family and friends.

The funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Butler School House. Elders Henry Gereau of Withee, and Charles Kiser of Pleasant Valley officiated.

Out of town attendants were: Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Ransom and Lawrence Ransom of Milwaukee; Mrs. Ruth Wright of Des Moines, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gereau and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Faud and family of Withee; Miss Valerie Roth of Augusta, Wm. Krueger and H. Id of Fall Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Taylor and family and Mrs. Mary Christopher of Augusta.

Interment was made at the Butler Cemetery.



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