Cora Belle Caley, daughter of Robert Victor Seaborn Caley and Emeroy Helm Caley, was born Dec. 7, 1872, at Marietta, Illinois, and departed this life December 2, 1952, in the hospital at Gothenburg, Nebr. at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 25 days.
She was the 4th of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Caley, two boys and four girls. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
In the spring of 1889 she moved with her parents to Nebraska, first to Wallace, then Elwood and later to Cozad, where her mother died May 21, 1892.
September 1, 1898, she was united in marriage to William G. Parker at Farnam. Here they built themselves a home and were engaged in the mercantile business for a good many years. To this union two sons were born, Merton C. and William Ralph.
Mrs. Parker was affiliated with the Congregational church from early childhood and, during her life in Farnam, was always a willing and cheerful worker. Her friends and neighbors will always remember her sweet, clear alto as she helped so many times with the task of singing for funerals.
Her husband died March 15, 1940 and, since that time her health has been of considerable concern to her loved ones, but we have yet to see anyone who has heard her complain.
She leaves to mourn her passing her two sons, one daughter-in-law, Irene A. Parker, one grandson, William Grayden Parker, one sister, Mrs. Owen T. Thompson, many relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Farnam Methodist church Friday, December 5 at 3 p.m. Rev. B. H. Hart officiated. Interment was in Farnam cemetery. Olesen Funeral Home was in charge.
The Farnam Press, 13(11):1 Thursday Dec 11, 1952
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