Sunday’s Obituary: Jane Van Leer, Indiana, PA

This Sunday’s obituary is for my husband’s 3rd great-grandmother’s sister, Jane (Campbell) Van Leer.  It is from the Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania, dated 9 Dec 1922.

Mrs. Jane Van Leer, 93, Dies in Sons’ Home Near Marion Center

Mrs. Jane Van Leer, widow of John Van Leer, died at the home of her son, Grant Van Leer of near Marion Center at 8:15 Friday morning at the age of 93 years. She was a great-great grandmother.

The deceased was born in Center County, this state, 93 years ago and came to the home of her son Grant about four years ago. She was a member of the Wesleyn Methodist church of Indiana, and one of the most highly respected and lovable characters in this section.

Among her survivors are one son, Grant Van Leer, at whose home she died and the following grand, great grand and great-great grandchildren: Mrs. James Thomas of Punxsutawney; Mrs. Vanora V. Rowe, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Zene Hines, of Pine Flats; Miss Murtel Van Leer, nurse in the Dixmont hospital; Mrs. Mabel Van Leer of Jeannette; Mrs. William Van Leer of Indiana, Mrs. Anna Fritz and John Walker in California; David and Ernest Van Leer in the West; Bernard Van Leer, of North Mahoning township; Mrs. William Dunmire, of Juneau; Charles, Mona and Theodore Van Leer, of near Marion Center; Thomas Walker, Mrs. Helen Cook, Eearl and Anna Washington of Pittsburgh, and the great-great grandchildren are the son and daughters of Bert Moorhead of Indiana; of Mrs. Zene Hines and Mrs. Helen Cook, of Pittsburgh.

Funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased beginning at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon and interment made in the Marion Center cemetery

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