This is an obit I have never seen before. I found it today 04/20/13 in the Paxton Record.
Mary Alice Vanduzer is Halsey Robbins' mother. Seems to be some descrepencies though. Mary Alice vs. Alice A.
OBITUARY OF MRS. ROBBINS
Mary Alice Vanduzer was born in New York, February 9th 1842. She was the second child of eight children born to W. H. and Mary Vanduzer. When a small child she moved with her parents to Wisconsin and was married to E. G. S. Robbins March 2nd, 1862. To this union were born six children: Lillian Perkinson, Onarga, Ill.; Fred L. deceased; Eva Lindsey, Churdan, Iowa; Alice Mitchell, deceased; Halsey D., Buckley, Ill.; and Olin B., Dwight, Ill.
For several years they lived in Wisconsin, then moved to a farm near Thawville, Ill., where they resided until the death of the husband 26 years ago, at which time she moved to Thawville, where she resided 18 years. Due to failing health, she made her home with her daughters, Mrs. Lillian Pacey, at Buckley, Ill., and Mrs. Eva Lindsey, at Churdan, Iowa. The illness of Mrs. Lindsey made it necessary to bring her to her son, Olin, in Dwight, where she passed away June 29th, 1931, at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 20 days.
She leaves besides her children, fourteen grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, one brother and one sister, a host of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Robbins was a woman of strong personality and during her life worked very hard. She was a sure support to her husband and a kind and loving mother to her children. She lived long enough to realize the return of the kind care from her children that she had given them.
Just before leaving Iowa for the home of her son, at Dwight, she fell and sustained a broken arm and from the shock of the fracture she did not seem to survive.
The body was taken to her former home at Thawville and the funeral services wer held at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock on Wednesday, the services being conducted by John T. Killup, of Buckley. The service was largely attended and many from Buckley were in attendance. Interment was in the beautiful Thawville cemetery.
--Paxton Record. 2 July 1931