Galena Daily Gazette
19 October 1925

Mrs. Eliza Bastian Dead

Mrs. Eliza Bastian died at her home 420 Broadway at 5:15 last evening after a short illness due to heart trouble. Mrs. Bastian was eighty years of age last month. An obituary and funeral notice will be published later.

Galena Daily Gazette
22 October 1925

Laid At Rest In Greenwood

Funeral of Mrs. Eliza Bastian is Held on Wednesday Afternoon

One of the largest attended funerals held in Galena for some time honored the memory of Mrs. Eliza Bastian yesterday afternoon when short services were conducted at the home in Broadway by Rev. Arthur H. Smith, formerly pastor of the Galena M. E. church.

The long cortege then escorted the body to the First M. E. church where services were continued before a congregation of relatives and friends that well filled the auditorium.

After prayer by the Rev. Mr. Smith a quartet comprising the Misses Phoena Dailyn and Louise Coleman and H. J. Dailyn and Wallace Ford sang several old time favorites of the deceased.

Rev. Mr. Smith, after reading a short sketch of the life of Mrs. Bastian paid a beautiful tribute to Mrs. Bastian's Christian faith, picturing her as a real example of a follower of Christ and the teachings of the church. Continuing, Rev. Mr. Smith preached an encouraging and hopeful sermon bespeaking the rewards to those who put not their faith in worldly things.

At the grave in Greenwood cemetery Rev. Mr. Smith read the short Committal Service then the all that was earthly of Mrs. Bastian was laid to its final rest, amid a bank of exceptionally beautiful floral expressions of sympathy.

Those who acted a bearers were George T. Millhouse, A. J. Millhouse, J. C. Boevers, Harry Parker, Wallace Williams and Arthur Bastian.

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were H. B. Adams, Iowa Falls, Wesley Adams, Berwyn, Ill., Mrs. Mary Haines, Morley Haines, Waterloo, Ia., Jesse Poole, Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mahnke, Davenport, Mrs. Allie Beide, Dixon, Mrs. Lillie Hicks, Chicago, Mrs. J. M. Call, Manley, Ia.

Mrs. Bastian's daughter, Mrs. Clara Lehner, was unable to attend the funeral owing to illness.

Mrs. Eliza Bastian was born in Waterford, Ireland, Sept. 1845 and came to Galena 78 years ago where she has made her home ever since. She was a woman that to know her was to love her, an ideal mother and a great worker for the church and Christianity. Mrs. Bastian is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clara Lehner, Spinnie Hill, Canada; a son, Harry A. Bastian of Galena; a brother, H. B. Adams of Iowa Falls and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Haines, Waterloo and Mrs. Mary Ann Pascoe of California, also seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Submitted by Tim Doser.