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Nancy Isabel Bailey McNamee
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1851
Death: Apr. 10, 1935

Obituary for Mrs. Nancy McNamee, from the "Republican, Weeping Water, Cass Co, NE, 18 April 1935, p. 8.

Nancy Isabel, a daughter of James and Jane Bailey, was born July 1, 1851, at Sugar Creek, Hancock Co, IN. Here she spent her childhood and youth. She came to the old Stringtown community in Cass Co, NE in 1868. Soon after arriving she was united in marriage with George F. McNamee, a Civil War veteran. On account of grasshoppers, drought and famine they soon returned to IN. Two years later, in 1870, they came back to NE and purchased the farm one mile northwest of Union, on which, with short exceptions, she resided the rest of her life. To them were born five boys and four girls. James O., LeRoy, Mary O. and May preceded her in death many years. Mr. McNamee passed away May 16, 1910. Early in life, at the age of 11 years, she united with the Methodist Episcopal church. She has always been a faithful and consistent Christian, during her entire life, and one of the most helpful and useful members of her church, always upholding it by her prayers, her presence, her gifts, her service and her loyalty. She was a member of the Ladies' Aid society. She was also a member of the Fraternal Aid Society, an insurance order. She, her husband, and older children experience all the anticipations, disappointments, joys, sorrows, efforts, hardships--and to those who wait, the blessings of the earliest settlers. As became a Methodist Christian, she was a real sister, friend and neighbor. Many there are who rise up to call her blessed. She had been in failing health for the last four years, and daily anticipated her call home. Wednesday, April 10, 1935, while she was about her work in the kitchen, she was very suddenly, instantly and painlessly invited to "come up higher." and so she "was not, for God took her," at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 9 days. She is survived by her sons, Charles and family of Brush, CO; Winfield and family of Rosamund, CA; Amos of Union, NE; her daughters, Mrs. Maggie Eikenbary and family of Brush, CO; Mrs. Ogaretta Wood and family of Whittier, CA; her Neice, Mrs. Luella Ketch of Nehawka, NE, other nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Winfield and Ogaretta and their families could not be present for the funeral. The funeral was conducted from the Methodist church in Union by the pastor, Rev. B. N. Kunkel, assisted by Rev. W. A. Taylor, Sat afternoon, April 13th, in the presence of a great congregation who loved her. Rev. Taylor read the scriptures and made the prayer, and Rev. Kunkel preached the sermon. The music was furnished by the male quartette, composed of Messrs. P. H. Rihn, D. R. Frans, Charles Whitworth, and J. D. Cross, assisted at the piano by Mrs. L. G. Todd. The pallbearers were Joe and Frank Bauer, James Niday, James Pittman, Charles Garrison, and Moss McCarroll. Burial was made in the West Union cemetery. People present at the funeral from out of the community: The following are nieces and nephews--Mrs. Charles Hessel and family of Grand Island, NE; Mrs. Eva Heebner and family of Weeping Water, NE; Luella Ketch and sister of Nehawka, NE; Mr. and Mrs. Irving Hauptman of Omaha, NE; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Steele of Nebraska City, NE.
Grandchildren and great-grandchildren present: Mr. and Mrs. Everett White and daughter, Mrs. Meriam McNamee, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McNamee and son of Brush, CO. Card of Thanks: We wish to take this means in thanking everyone of our dear friends, who were so kind and thoughtful of us during our late bereavement. We wish to thank all who took part in the funeral services and the beautiful floral tributes. Amos McNamee, Winfield McNamee, Chas. McNamee, Mrs. A. R. Eikenbary, Mrs. Ogaretta Wood. Also in the same paper: A. R. Eikenbary, Ralph McNamee and Everett White, who were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Nancy McNamee on last Sat, returned to their home at Brush, CO, on Sun evening. The other relatives, Mrs. and Mrs. Charles McNamee, Mrs. Cleoma White, Mrs. Ralph McNamee, Mrs. Gladys Richards left Wed by auto, while Mrs. A. R. Eikenbary and daughter, Mrs. Wilma Kastler left Wed afternoon by train. A family reunion and dinner was held at the Paul Swan home last Sun, when all were present for the day. Note: Nancy Isabel Bailey, born July 01, 1851 in Hancock Co.,Indiana; died April 10, 1935 in Union, Cass Co.,Nebraska; married George F. McNamee September 01, 1868 in Cass Co.,Ne; born October 22, 1842 in Marion Co.,In.; died May 26, 1910 in Union,Cass Co.,Ne.. Notes for Nancy Isabel Bailey:(Aunt Nancy helped raise her niece, Alice Viola Steele, when Alice's mother, Catherine D. Bailey Steele, died 10 Mar 1888. Grandma was only 6 years old when her mother died. Nancy and Catherine were sisters.) Letter from Anna B. Oertell, Golden Age Village, 804 N. Boggs Ave, Grand Island, NE, 68801, 23 Apr 1975."

Family links: 
  Amos McNamee (1875 - 1956)*
  James O McNamee (1877 - ____)*
  Mary O McNamee Anderson (1881 - 1908)*
  Margarette McNamee Eikenbary (1884 - 1939)*
  LeRoy McNamee (1886 - ____)*
  May McNamee (1888 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
West Union Cemetery
Cass County
Nebraska, USA
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