The Life of Malissa J. Spencer
DEATH OF MRS. MYLISSA J. SPENCER
Mrs. Mylissa J. Spencer died at the home of her daughter at Oblong, Ill., on Sunday, November 28th, 1915, at the age of seventy-nine years and five months. The body was brought to Olathe, her old home, for burial on Tuesday morning and furneral services held from the Christian Church at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
She leaves to mourn her death a sister, Mrs. T. R. Marrow, of Olathe, and three children, Mrs. Price, of Oblong, Ill., and Mrs. Sterrill Huggins, and Robert Spencer of Olathe. Mrs. Spencer was one of Johnson County's earliest settlers and was probably the most widely known lady in the county for many years. She was beloved by all who knew her, one of the grandest ladies we have ever known, is the way some one expressed themselves on hearing of her death.
She was a faithful member of the Christian church here. Mr. Spencer passed on before her eight years ago, and she went two years ago to make her home with her daughter. While in Olathe they resided on South Water street.' The death of Mrs. Spencer will be learned of with grief by her many Johnson County friend3 and old neighbors. The burial was made In the Olathe cemetery.
The Olathe Independent
December 1, 1915
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