From "The Galena Weekly Gazette" from Galena, IL. (Jo Daviess County), 2-5-1920.


Entered into Eternal Rest on February 3rd, 1920, at the family residence in Galena, Mrs. Tamer Raine Leekly, widow of the late George Leekly.

The death of Mrs. Leekly will bring sorrow to many hearts besides those in her immediate family. Among a large circle of friends she was held in the highest esteem, her evident interest, her self denial, her solicitude for the comfort and pleasure of others, earned for her the warmest of lasting friendships. Although somewhat affected by imperfect hearing, yet her's was a heart that could and did enter largely into the joys and sorrows of her associates. As a Devout member of Grace Episcopal Parish, she enjoyed a full measure of religious life. Strong convictions and unwavering Faith were manifested in every expression whether by word or example. During her prolonged illness she was given the most constant attention and care of devotion by her children. Her Bible and prayer book and Church Almanac were her daily companions and gave comfort and strength to her belief. She looked forward with joy to reunion with those who she loved and from whom she had been temporarily parted. Realizing in an unusual degree the certainty and definiteness of life beyond the grave she had no fears but that in the unknown all was well and all would be well. The faith that had guided her through earthly life would bring her the bliss of immortal life, and so quietly and peacefully she passed into the rest eternal.

Mrs. Leekley was born at Mt. Pleasant, Pa. February 8, 1832 and married to George Leekly December 14, 1848. Her husband preceded her to the grave in 1866, the year they arrived in Galena. There were born to this family eight children, Mary Jane, Julia Ann, John Raine, Thomas A., Julia Ellen, Henrietta C., Annie Elizabeth, and George. Of these but two are living. There were ten grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Friday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. F. E. Bernard of Freeport officiating. Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetery with private services at the grave.

From "The Galena Weekly Gazette" from Galena, (Jo Daviess County), IL., 2-12-1920.


Interment of Mrs. Tamer Raine Leekley in Greenwood.

The funeral of Mrs. Tamer Raine Leekley was held this morning with services at the home at ten o'clock, Rev. Mr. Bernard of Freeport officiating in the absence of Rev. S. J. Yundt who was ill. The hymns were beautifully sung by a choir. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetary, the pall bearers being: Dr. H. H. Howard, D. B. Blewett, Dr. George C. Blish, Malcollm McNeill, Guy C. Leekley, and Henry Leekly.

Submitted by Francis & Denise Wolter