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Jack W. Fanning
1889 - 1956
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J.W. Fanning Death Occurs Suddenly May 19    (1956)

A sudden illness took the life of J.W. Fanning, of St. Lawrence who died early Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital, where he had been taken a few hours earlier.  Cause of death was diagnosed as a ruptured blood vessel in his abdomen.

Mr. and Mrs. Fanning returned home about 9 o'clock Friday evening.  As he stepped from the car, he reached to roll up the window, and almost at once said he was suffering acute pain.  Shortly after, he collapsed and was taken to the hospital.  He regained conciousness before his death.   His sudden illness and subsequent death were a double shock as he had been in apparent good health until the attack.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday forenoon from St. Ann's Catholic Church, Miller,  with the Rev. Father Mardian of Highmore officiating at the mass.  Burial was made in St. Ann's cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Joe Donlin, Ray Welbes, Rupert Beaner, John Dixon, Gordon Magness and Russell Roth.  Honorary pallbearers were J.M. Magness, Ray Magness, Ed Magness, Ivan Welch, George Miller, and Robert Knapp.

Born January 18, 1889, in Kansis City, Kansas, Fanning had been a resident of Hand County for 47 years and a resident of St. Lawrence 22 years. 

He was married in Miller in 1919 to Miss Jessie Parrott, and they were the parents of 13 children. *

Prior to his death, he had been employed for a number of years with the Miller Livestock Auction Co.

Surviving his death are eight daughters:  Mrs. George (Cleo) Bryant, Mrs. Ted (Leone D.)Perkins, Mossy Rock, Washington., Nadine Fanning, Centrailia, Washington,  Mrs. Don (Anne) Hempel, Vancouver, Washington,  Mrs. Roland Smithers, Elco, Nevada;  Mrs. Bernard Coss, Mrs. Eugene Price, St. Lawrence, and Mrs. Max Bonebright, Aberdeen.  5 sons; Vincent and Joe, Mossy Rock, Washington,  Jack, Jr., St. Lawrence, Gary and Larry at home;  five brothers;  George and Lon Fanning, Algona, Washington, Bill Fanning, Ottawa, Kansas, Chris, Arizona, and Clyde Fanning, St. Lawrence; one sister, Dessie Fanning, Lebo, Kansas.
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* He was first married to Josephine Perrott, Jessie sister, who died in the flu epedemic, leaving 3 young children.  He and Jessie married and together had 10 more children.  Source: Daughter.

See additional family info on Jessie's 1991 obit....csr