Monday, October 27, 2008

Annie Reed's Obituary

(Double click on photo above or read my transcriptions below.)
March 24, 1944 (Name of newspaper not known)

Mrs. Annie Maupin Passed Away Last Friday

Mrs. Annie Maupin, nee Reed, age 78, died at the home of her son, Harry, on Friday afternoon. She had been in failing health for several years. Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 19 with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Maupin was born on February 22, 1866 at Valle Mines, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reed [Farncombe]. Her family moved to De Soto when she was a child , and it was here that she was married to Henry W. Maupin on May 7, 1884. Mr. Maupin preceded her in death by 14 years, having died in July, 1930.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Maupin, two sons dying in infancy. She was very active in the establishment of the Episcopal Church here in 1884.

She is survived by three sons, Harry, Walter, and Albert of De Soto; four daughters, Mrs Leo Wilson[Mamie] of St. Louis, Mrs. Roy Long [Vivian], and Mrs. Hal McKay [Mattie] of De Soto, and Mrs. Harvey McKay [Grace] of Neptune Beach, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Haverstick [Allie] of this place and Mrs. Andrew Baum [Mamie]of Ferguson; two brothers James Reed of Detroit, Michigan, and Walter Reed of St. Louis.

She lived to be blessed with 22 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, besides a host of other relatives and friends.

Pictured above are my husband, daughters and father, LeRoy H. Long (her grandson) at her and Henry Maupin's grave in Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, Missouri (taken in the mid 1980's)

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