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 Orris Poplett

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Orris Poplett

  • Birth 16 Apr 1906 Guthrie, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 7 Nov 1935 Guthrie, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Div. 4
  • Memorial ID 97790375

Orris Poplett, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Poplett, who had been ill for the past six years, died last Thursday, Nov. 7, at the home of his parents, one mile north of Guthrie.
Orris Perkins Poplett was born April 16, 1906, on the home farm near Guthrie, Illinois. He received his early education fro the district school and was graduated from the Drummer Township high school with the class of 1924. He was one of the group from this class to be elected to the high school National Honor society. Following graduation from high school, he completed two years of work at the University of Illinois, pursuing the course in Liberal Arts. At the end of his second year of university work, he went to Maywood, Ill., where a position was open for him with the Maywood State bank. Later he transferred to A.C. Allyn Bond house in Chicago, and at the time he was forced to uit work on account of ill health, was holding an executive position with the Haywood-Wakefield Furniture Co., of Chicago.
Orris became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gibson City in his early youth, and took an active part in the young people's work during his high school days. At the university he continued his interest in this work and upon going to Maywood, immediately associated himself with the work of the young people of the First presbyterian church of that city.
He spent the final years of his life at home under the constant care and ministration of his parents. Always cheerful, never complaining and with an unswerving faith in God, he fought his losing battle to the end.
He is survived by his parents, a sister Mrs Clifford Augspurger of Guthrie, and two brothers, Ray of River Forest, Ill., and Lee of Guthrie.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Adams, and assisted by Rev. Gibbs, were held from the home Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10. Rev. Adams molded his sermon from marked passages from Orris' Bible, and from excerpts found in the notebook that he had kept during his long illness. So many comforting thoughts, such high ideals, such abandonment of selfish consideration and absence of bitterness towards the blow that life had dealt him, might well be accepted as a creed and guide for those who mourn and who must carry on.
Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery. Those from a distance, who attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. George McClallen and family, Mr. & Mrs. GE Poplett, Miss Mayme Poplett, Emet Stahlman, Mrs. Etta Poplett, Marvin Everts, Harry Perkins and son Robert, Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Poplett and two children, all of Peoria; Dr. N.I Stringer of Wenona; Mr. & Mrs. WC Hill of Streator; Mr. & Mrs. Hames LaRowe, Mr. & Mrs. Elbert Dittus, Mr. & Mrs. Otto Bredenbeck of Chicago; Mr. & Mrs R.E. Poplett and family of Chicago.


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  • Created by: Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin
  • Added: 25 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97790375
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orris Poplett (16 Apr 1906–7 Nov 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97790375, citing Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Patricia (Anderson) Scoggin (contributor 47405345) .