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Mrs Mary Ann "Mollie" O'Brien Bliss
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1867
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1932
Bureau County
Illinois, USA

In the 1910 Bureau County, Illinois, census said she was born in Iowa, and her age was 43. In the census her name was Mary and on the m/cer it was Mary. Mollie might have been a nickname.

Source Buda Plain Dealer July 28, 1932
Mrs. Sherman Bliss
Family and friends were shocked Saturday morning when it was learned that Mrs. Sherman Bliss had pass from Tine to Eternity while she slept. She had been sick for about two weeks but it was not realized that her condition was so serious. Death was probably the result of a heart attack.

Mary Ann O'Brien, daughter of Edward and Mary Jane O'Brien, was born in Rock Island County, Illinois, June 2, 1867. She was married to Sherman Bliss at Muscatine, Iowa, March 28, 1888. One child, a daughter, was born to them. The family lived in Iowa for four years, then moved to this vicinity and for the past fifteen years have lived in Buda.

At the age of 18 she united with the Baptist church in her home community, later transferring her membership to the Methodist church of Buda to be with her daughter who had joined that denomination. Mrs. Bliss was also a member of the Eastern Star, Woman's Relief Corps, Royal Neighbors and Woman's Club. She was a kind friend and good neighbor and as daughter, wife, and mother she faithfully and lovingly fulfilled every obligation.

At the time of her death July 23, 1932, Mrs. Bliss was 65 years, 1 month, and 21 days of age.

For the last four years she has cared for her aged mother in connection with her home duties. She leaves to mourn her departure her aged mother, her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Janie Stone of Wheaton Illinois, Mr. Eugene Petty of Flagler Colorado., who lived with the Blisses from young manhood until he was 21, and one sister, besides many other relatives and friends.

Out of town attendants at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Schroder and Mrs. Leslie Gray of Tiskilwa, Mrs. B. B. Stodghell of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. And Mrs. Emory Bliss of Towanda, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stone and Mrs. Milas Stone of Sheffield, F. E. Bliss and Mrs. H. A. Whitehead of Des Moines.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Monday afternoon with Rev. O. H. Meyers
in charge. Appropriate musical selections were given by Mrs. Popp, Mrs. Crisman, Fred
Strattan and John Levere. There were many beautiful floral offerings. Groups from the Eastern
Star and Woman's Relief Corps of Buda and Royal Neighbors of Sheffield represented these organizations at the funeral.

Burial was in Hopeland cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Edward O'Brien (1843 - 1925)
  Mary Jane Brewer O'Brien (1847 - 1933)
  Sherman Randall Bliss (1865 - 1954)
  Mary Ann O'Brien Bliss (1867 - 1932)
  Nancy Tudy O'Brien Bierman (1872 - 1938)*
  William Henry O'Brien (1873 - 1926)*
  Hannah Margaret O'Brien (1875 - 1923)*
  William Smith O'Brien (1877 - 1880)*
  Lena O'Brien (1884 - 1885)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopeland Cemetery
Bureau County
Illinois, USA
Created by: June Welsch
Record added: Oct 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43761511
Mrs Mary Ann Mollie <i>O'Brien</i> Bliss
Added by: Bob and Mairby
Mrs Mary Ann Mollie <i>O'Brien</i> Bliss
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Added by: Rosemary Royce Schullery
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- Kay
 Added: Aug. 1, 2010
She had a daughter Mary Jane O'Brien and she married Bert Stone and She lived in Rogers Arkansas and was killed in a auto accident in 1954.
- June Welsch
 Added: Oct. 31, 2009
Life is just a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road to sweet eternity. We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but we were never meant to stay. Our destinati...(Read more)
- June Welsch
 Added: Oct. 31, 2009

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