Contributed by Amy Robbins-Tjaden
Description: Death of Alvina Bucklear, born in Benson 1885Date: March 31 1921
Newspaper published in: Minonk
Death Takes Away Alvina Bucklear
Passes Away at Bucklear Hojme Southwest of Minonk Friday Evening
Funeral Here Monday morning
Services Conducted at St Patrick's Church by Rev Father Hubert -- Burial at Catholic Cemetery
Miss Alvina Bucklear, who for the past four years had suffered much with sickness, died on Friday evening at 5 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Bucklear, Sr., four miles southwest of Minonk. Four years ago Miss Bucklear had submitted to an operation and since that time her health had never been good. Tow months ago further complications set in, from which there seemed to be no relief.
Funeral services were held at St Patrick's church in this city on Monday morning at 9:30, Rev Father Hubert officiating. The deceased was a member of this church and of the Young Ladies' Society. Those who acted as pallbearers were John Gaspardo, Mark Lohr, Edward Koch, Julius Folkerts, Allen von Behren and Monroe Jones. Burial was made at the Catholic cemetery.
Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr and Mrs Charles Bucklear and two daughters, Emma and Alvina; Miss Lena Bucklear, Mr and Mrs William Bucklear and three small children and Michael Wiltz, all of Peoria; Mrs P.W. Haas and son, Claire; Miss Barbara Haas, Mr and Mrs Joseph Haas, Mrs Emma Pfister and son, Clarence; Mr and Mrs John Parr, Archie Haas and Joseph P. Fitzgerald, all of El Paso; Miss Anna Cauley of La Salle and Mrs Frank Shaw of Kankakee.
Alvina Bucklear was born at Benson on October 27, 1885. When she was five years old the family moved to the present Bucklear home, four miles southwest of Minonk, which had since been the home of the deceased. She received her education at the Adams school.
Those of the immediate family who deeply mourn her death are the parents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Bucklear, Sr.; one brother, Joseph Bucklear, Jr., of near Minonk, and two sisters, Mrs Harry Eve of Minonk, and Mary Bucklear, at home.