Sep. 11, 1944 Long Beach Los Angeles County California, USA
Hawkeye Gazette-Wednesday, September 13, 1944, page 5 Former Stronghurst Resident Dies Special to the Hawkeye Gazette Stronghurst, Ill.-Mrs. Myrtle Lant Packer, 62, died at Long Beach, Calif., Monday, following a major operation. She was a resident of the Stronghurst and Olena communities until the last few years, when she resided in Long Beach. The body will arrive in Stronghurst the latter part of the week, accompanied by Packer and Mrs. Bessie Stenzel. No funeral arrangements have been made. Surviving are her husband, John Packer; 2 daughters; Mrs. Bessie Stenzel; Long Beach; Mrs. Goldie Leiper, Washington, D.C.; five sons, Wilbur, Lee, Frank, and Virgil Davis, all serving in the navy; and John Davis, who is living in Baton Rouge, La; and one brother, Harvey Lant, of Maywood,Ill.