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Mary Louisa Dearing Bales
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1872
Sullivan County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 15, 1970
Linn County
Missouri, USA

Daughter of Jacob Madison and Eunice Catherine (McGee) Dearing.
Her siblings include:
Halliburton Dearing (1854-1923)
Nancy Ann Dearing Campbell (1856-1938)
Nellie F Dearing May (1858-1929)
James Jacob Dearing (1862 - 1955)*
Sarah M. Dearing Henry (1864-1954)
William N Dearing (1867-1870)
John Marion Dearing (1870-?)
Cora Ester Dearing Bales (1875-1939)
Hattie Dearing (1877-1877)

On January 4, 1891, she was united in marriage to William Riley Bales in Sullivan Co, Missouri.

Their children include:
Zura Annis Bales Downing (18901975)
Eunice Levina Dearing Blackburn (1894-1979)
Brookfield Daily News Bulletin 23 Nov. 1970

Mrs. Mary Louisa Bales, 97, of Purdin, died Sunday at Pershing Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bales will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Purdin Methodist Church with Pastor Robert M. Santry and the Rev. Larry Linville officiating, with burial in the Purdin Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wrights Funeral Home in Linneus until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be moved to the church where friends may call until the hour of service.

Mrs. Bales was born Dec. 15, 1872 near Humphreys, the daughter of Jacob M. and Eunice McGee Dearing. On Jan 4, 1891, she was married to William R. Bales and he preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1942.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Blackburn, Purdin, and Mrs. Zura Downing, Brookfield; five grandchildren 19 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family having been preceeded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

She was a member of the Purdin Methodist Church.

(Obit provided by Joanne Scobee Morgan)
Family links: 
  Jacob Madison Dearing (1829 - 1890)
  Eunice Catherine McGee Dearing (1834 - 1930)
  William Riley Bales (1864 - 1943)
  Eunice LaVina Bales Blackburn (1894 - 1979)*
  Nancy Ann Dearing Campbell (1856 - 1938)*
  Nellie Frances Dearing May (1858 - 1929)*
  James Jacob Dearing (1862 - 1955)*
  Sarah Margaret Dearing Henry (1864 - 1954)*
  Mary Louisa Dearing Bales (1872 - 1970)
  Hattie Dearing (1877 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Purdin Cemetery
Linn County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Shani Miller
Record added: Nov 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101422137
Mary Louisa <i>Dearing</i> Bales
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Mary Louisa <i>Dearing</i> Bales
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- Shani Miller
 Added: Nov. 30, 2012

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