Mary Hannah Taylor was born near Winchester, Clark County, Ky., Sept. 20, 1837, and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. A. S. Phillips, at Bay City, Texas, Febr. 27, 1923, aged 85 years, 5 months and 29 days.
She was married to Rev. Duke Slavens at Boonesboro, Ky., July 1, 1862. To this union six children were born, two of whom preceded her to the land from which no traveler ever returns. Her husband preceded her Sept. 14, 1920. The children remaining to mourn their loss are Mrs. A.S. Phillips, Bay City, Texas, Mrs. Laura S. Wood, Houston, Texas, John Slavens, Phoenix, Arizona, and Duke Slavens, Lincoln, Nebr. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and a host of friends.
With her husband she came to Nebraska in 1886, residing at York, Beatrice, Palmyra, Bennet, Rising City, and Adams before coming to Odell in 1903, where they continued their residence until in January, 1920, when they went to Bay City, Texas, to make their hiome with their daughter.
The body was broght to Odell for burial beside her husband, being accompanied by her grandson W. K. Phillips, and arriving here Friday evening. Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist church at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning, by Rev. Mrs. Innis, of Diller, and interment made in the Odell cemetery beside her husband. The large attendance at the funeral and the beautiful floral offering was a token of the high esteem which she was held by her friends in this community.
Card of Thanks.
To Mr. C. N. Hinds and all the dear people of Odell who have so generously helped in the funeral obsequies of our dear parents and grandparents, we wish to tender our heartfelt thanks and appreciation.
Mrs. A. S. Phillips.
Mrs. L. S. Wood.
Odell (Nebraska) Oracle, March 8, 1923.