Source: Waveland Independent May 1, 1947
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen LYDICK who died at the St. Elizabeth Hospital Lafayette Tuesday April 23, were conducted at her home here Friday in charge of her pastor, Rev. Claude McCallister. The sermon was delivered by her former pastor, CN McBrayer. Mrs. Lydick was born near New Richmond, Feb 5, 1874, and was united in marriage to Charles Lydick Aug 11, 1911 at Lafayette. Mr. and Mrs. Lydick were faithful and active members of the Methodist Church. There survive her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Peck of Waveland, a foster daughter, miss Nell McCord of Toledo Ohio and two granddaughters, Lura Ellen and Sara Louise Peck. Burial was by the side of her husband in the Sugar Grove Cemetery near New Richmond. Those attending from out of town were Miss Nellie McCord of Toledo; Mrs. CT Stallard, Mrs. Davis Stallard, Mrs. Ethel Elvery, Donald Stallard, Mr. and Mrs. JH Hendricks, Mrs HR Skinner, Mrs. HB Taylor of Lafayette; James Every of Champaign, Ill; Arthur Davidson of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart; Miss Edna Dethenner, Mrs. Laura Wise of West Point, Indiana; Mrs. RL Williams, Miss Gertrude Peck, Mr. and Mrs. Pierson of Indianapolis. Mrs. Theron Banta played 3 special hymns, Beautiful Isle of Somewhere; The 99, and It is Well With My Soul as the music of the service.