|Birth: ||Sep. 4, 1860|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 1947|
Miss Willie McLane Is Claimed By Death
Miss Willie Imogene McLane, 87, died here yesterday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Josephine Johnson, after an illness of several weeks. Miss McLane was a native of Talladega, Ala., but came to this state more than 50 years ago, and for the past 41 years was on the staff of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind here as a teacher. She had recently retired. She was a member of the St. Augustine Methodist Church.
Besides Mrs.' Johnson, with whom she lived, there are several other nieces and nephews surviving.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Hardage & Sons, in Jacksonville, at 2 p.m., Tuesday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville. - Jacksonville Times-Union, November 16, 1947.
FUNERAL RITES FOR MISS McLANE
Funeral services for Miss Willie Imogene McLane were held in Jacksonville yesterday. Miss McLane, who died at the age of 87, was for forty-one years the efficient and devoted housemother of the older girls in the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. She retired in 1941, and since that time had lived with her niece, Mrs. Josephine Johnson. of Jacksonville.
Miss McLane was a native of Talladega, Ala., and came to Florida more than 50 years. ago. She saw the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind grow from a very small institution to one of the largest in the South. Twenty-five of the older children of the school attended the funeral. Members of the faculty attending were Mrs. Leonora Hopkins, Miss Ella Warren, Mrs. Eugene Hogle, Miss Lalla Wilson, Mrs. W. J. Davenport, Mrs. Pauline Bennett, Miss May Stelle, Carl Holland, Miss Daisy B. Wilson, Miss Lucile Ferguson, Miss Alnez Hogle, Eugene Hogle and Dr C. J. Settles, president.
Mr. Hogle interpreted the funeral oration.-St. Augustine Record, November 19, 1947.
A REMARKABLE CHARACTER
News of the death of Miss Willie McLane brought to many throughout this state loving thoughts of a remarkable character.
"Miss Willie", as she was known to thousands, had devoted over 40 years of her life to work in the State School for the Deaf and the Blind, and was retired in 1941. She died the other day in Jacksonville. She was one of the perennially young in heart, and, up to the very last of her service in the school, she retained the love and confidence of her young charges.
"Miss Willie" was never married, but she had the maternal instinct as many mothers never do. She had patience and understanding, and a deep love for young folks, particularly those who could' not see or hear, and for those deprived of the ability of speech. Youngsters who came under "Miss Willie's" influence had their lives enriched by her kindliness, sympathy, and downright "goodness." That is a term we don't hear too often now-a-days, but it means a lot. It speaks of high standards of life and living, a fine moral concept, and Christian influences. One can pay no higher tribute to "Miss Willie" than to say that she has left a fine monument through the lives she helped to mould and form.-St. Augustine Record, November 21, 1947.
Funeral services for Miss Willie Imogene .McLane, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hardage and Sons chapel, 517 Park Street, the Rev. Claud M. Hayhes, pastor of Riverside Park Methodist Church, officiating. Pallbearers will be George Brad ley, Jr., Douglas Cumbie, Todd Hicks, C. B. Pollock, Roger Fleming, and James Pritchard. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Miss McLane died Sunday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Josephine Johnson, 824 Superior Street, after an illness of several weeks. Miss McLane was a native of Talladega, Ala., coming to Florida more than 50 years ago to make her home in St. Augustine. For the past 41 years she was on the staff of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine, Fla., retiring only recently. She was a member of St. Augustine Methodist Church. Besides, Mrs. Johnson, with whom she made her home, she is survived by several other nieces and nephews.-Jacksonville JournaL, November 18, 1947.
William Fletcher McLane (1831 - 1906)
Josephine Wilson McLane (1842 - 1889)
Willie Imogene McLane (1860 - 1947)
Jessie Lee McLane (1863 - 1945)*
Frances Rosebud McLane Simril Tilden (1875 - 1940)*
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Dedicated to my Great Great, Great, Great Aunt as follows 1Melanie Wynter (me)2Kathy Smith Brewer (mother)3Rose Simril Smith Huneycutt (grandmother)4Robert McLane Simril (gr grand)5Frances Rosebud McLane Simril (gg grand) 6William Fletcher McLane (gr gr g...(Read more)|
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