|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1895|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1976|
Funeral services for Mrs. Bea McDaniel Chancellor, 81, of Canton were held Monday morning in the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic church in St. Patrick. The Rev. Fred Yehle officiated. Music was furnished by the St. Patrick Men's Choir accompanied by Mrs. Thomas Brennan at the organ.
Pall bearers were Kenneth Bross, Gary George, Dennis Willis, Bob Gibbons, Bernard Uhlmeyer and George Uhlmeyer, Jr. Burial was in Zion Hill cemetery. Mrs. Chancellor was pronounced dead on arrival Friday, March 12, at Blessing hospital in Quincy, after suffering an apparent heart attack in her home. She was taken to the hospital by Lewis County ambulance. She had been in ill health. Mrs. Chancellor was born Feb. 3, 1895, in Lewis County a daughter of Andrew L. and Tresa Tuley Gruber. She was a member of the Shrine of St. Patrick Catholic church in St. Patrick and the Grange. She first married William Knight McDaniel, Nov. 27, 1912, in LaGrange. He died March 27, 1956. She later married John Chancellor in St. Patrick, who also preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Tompkins of Kansas City and Mrs. Leta Gibbons of Ashland, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Ferdie Fishback of Canton; nine step children; 11 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by a daughter and two brothers.
A "Molly Weed" I suppose,
Is something new to you.
but it's my special memory,
this story's really true.
My grandma had a friend, you see
and Molly was her name.
she gave Grandma a flower
that Grandma thought was tame
but when she planted it outside,
it overtook the place.
So Grandma vowed to kill it off –
every little trace.
Now Grandma was a cunning one
so she devised a plan,
to pay each grandchild a reward,
it was much easier than –
any other way she knew
to be very sure,
that every plant was found and pulled,
that was the only cure
to rid the farm of "Molly Weeds"
we all would hunt so well,
and make sure we had the roots
so dear grandma could tell
that we were doing a good job,
for we were all well paid.
A penny a plant was to us,
the fortune that we made.
My Grandma had an attic
that surely must have been,
the dream world of most any child
- it was to me back then.
For I was just a little thing
and holding Grandma's hand,
I was allowed to climb the stairs
that lead to another land.
It was the land of make-believe
with so many things to see,
that were used once in days gone by,
it was so much fun for me.
We'd play "Dress-up" with those old clothes,
and jump on that old bed,
And dig thru' boxes stored away,
but no one ever said
one cross word, because they knew,
that nothing mattered more
than all the fun the grand kids had,
as we played "General Store,"
with things that many people thought,
should have been thrown away,
But memories made in Grandma's attic,
I still enjoy today.
Today I made a garden,
with flowers of every kind.
I got them from my grandma's house
I know she wouldn't mind
before she died, she'd always share
the pretty things she grew
with anyone who admired them
because somehow she knew
that nothing is so cheerful
and nothing can compare
to the joy of giving lovely flowers,
their beauty is to share
As I was growing up I was
as lucky as can be
I had a special grandma
she was so dear to me
For no one can give so much love
and yet be so much fun
as a very special Grandma
I hope that you had one
she always seemed to understand
the problems that we had
and she could make you change your ways
whenever you were bad
She never had to raise her voice
‘cause we knew from the start
the way it was with Grandma
she had goodness in her heart
All poems were written and provided by Jean Tompkins Gardiner
Andrew Lewis Gruber (1867 - 1954)
Tresa Ellen Tuley Gruber (1869 - 1949)
William Knight McDaniel (1891 - 1956)
John Richard Chancellor (1891 - 1965)
Edna May McDaniel (1913 - 1920)*
Dorothy Ellen McDaniel Tompkins (1918 - 2008)*
Leta Mildred McDaniel Riney (1919 - 1994)*
Zion Hill Cemetery
Monticello (Lewis County)
Created by: Lillie Riney
Record added: Oct 12, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5077708