Funeral services were held last Friday morning at St. John's Episcopal church for Miss Nellie Camery who had passed away about 2:45 Tuesday afternoon at her home, following a long illness. (Robert Quinn, a grand-nephew was server.) Pallbearers were Harry, Robert, and Horace Morse, Leslie Quinn, and Carl Golden, all nephews, and Robert Morse, Jr., a grand-nephew. Interment was in Henry Public Cemetery. The Boose Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Camery was the sixth of eight children of the late Isaac W. and Ellen M. (Kellogg) Camery, and was born at their farm home in Whitefield township on June 13, 1878. She attended the rural schools of that community and continued her education in the Henry High School, being graduated in 1896. She then attended Illinois State Normal School, Normal, Illinois, and upon receiving her teacher's certificate, began a lifelong career of teaching school. . Her first position was at Havana, Illinois, Later, for a few years, she taught school in Racine, Wisconsin, and following that, in the Chicago public school system, until her retirement in 1941. She then returned to Henry, and has made her home here since, with a niece Miss May Ebaugh. Surviving are: one sister, now the last living member of the Isaac Camery family, Mrs. John Morse of Henry; and several nieces and nephews, and other more distant relatives, both in this area and some others, particularly California and Texas.
Contributed 29 Mar 2018 by [email protected]