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Mary Adelia "Mollie" Shorten Hooper
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Birth: Aug. 19, 1860
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1950
Wessington Springs
Jerauld County
South Dakota, USA

Mrs. F. M. Hooper

Funeral services were held here yesterday, Wednesday for Mrs. Francis Marion Hooper, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Thompson in this city - Wessington Springs, South Dakota - Monday. Services were held at the Congregational church with Rev. R. R. Klein, pastor, the officiating minister. Music was furnished by a quartet consisting of L. B. Leischner, , Helmuth Neuharth, L. L. McDonald and Elvin Winter, with Mrs. R. J. Cook at the organ.

Burial was made in the Prospect Hill Cemetery here. Pall bearers were: George Hudson, Weaver Scandrett, Ray Tupper, M.C. Cummings, Burl Powell and M. W. Lyle. Lee's funeral home was in charge.

Mary Adelia Shorten, eldest daughter of James and Eliza Shorten, was born August 19, 1860, at Iowa City, Iowa. She spent her early years in Iowa, receiving her education in the public schools. When a young girl, she joined the Presbyterian Church and was active in church work and sang in the choir.

October 6, 1886, she was united in marriage with Mr. Francis M. Hooper at Imogene, Iowa. The couple moved to Wayne, Nebraska, where they lived on a farm until 1908 when they moved to Randolph, Nebraska. They came to this community in 1909 and lived on a farm west of town. In 1935, Mr. and Mrs. Hooper moved to Wessington Springs where Mr. Hooper died in 1943. Since then, she has made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Floyd Miller of west of town, and Mrs. Fred Thompson, of this city; also with her sister, Mrs. Dora Turnbull who died last year.

Receiving a fractured hip some 20 years ago, she was a shut-in until her death.

Besides the two daughters, she is survived by one son, John F. Hooper, King Ferry, New York. There are nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her parents, three sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.

When the spirit leaves this sphere,
Love on deathless wings shall waft her
To those she long hath mourned for here.
Hearts from which 'twas death to sever,
Eyes this world can ne'er restore.
There as warm, as bright as ever,
Shall meet us and be lost no more.

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  Francis Marion Hooper (1860 - 1943)*
  John Franklin Hooper (1897 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Wessington Springs
Jerauld County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Shirley Walker McPherson
Record added: Sep 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97011807
Mary Adelia Mollie <i>Shorten</i> Hooper
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Mary Adelia Mollie <i>Shorten</i> Hooper
Added by: Shirley Walker McPherson
Mary Adelia Mollie <i>Shorten</i> Hooper
Added by: Shirley Walker McPherson
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