OBITUARY WILLOUGHBY.—The death occur- ed at the Horsham Base Hospital on Wednesday night of Mrs. Mary Ann Matilda Willoughby, of McLachlan street. She was born in England 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Blake, who came to Australia 83 years ago. Her first husband was Mr. George Bodger, to whom she was married at the age of 21 years, and the couple lived at Pow- er's Creek, near Edenhope, and at Mt. Arapiles, prior to coming to Horsham about 45 years ago. There is a family of five sons and two daughters by the first marriage, viz.. Frank (deceased), George H., Thomas, Walter, Henry, Mary (Mrs J. J. Devlin, Horsham), and Mabel (Mrs. J. Howard. Geelong). Deceased, who was well known and esteemed, was an adherent of the Salvation Army. She was twice mar- ried, her second husband being Mr. Absalom Willoughby (who predeceased her some years ago). The ceremony took place at Horsham. The funeral will take place at the Horsham Ceme- tery to-day, the cortege leaving the Army Citadel at 3 o'clock. McCREDDEN.-After an illness of four years, the death occurred at a Natimuk private hospital on Wednes- day of Mrs. Esther Matilda McCred- den, of Mitre. A native of Byaduk, she was 72 years old and at the age of 23 years was married at Kalkee to Mr W. J. McCredden, who survives her. She was well known and esteemed in Mitre, where she had resided for about 50 years. A true pioneer, she enjoyed the friendship of a wide circle. Deep sympathy has been conveyed to the widower and two sons (Thomas and Allan). The funeral took place at the Natimuk Cemetery yesterday and there was a large and representa- tive gathering. The Rev. H. Hicks, Methodist minister of Natimuk, con- ducted the services at the church and graveside. The coffin-bearers were Messrs W. Smith, F. McCredden, H. McClure, R. Aitken, A. Meyer, A. G. McClure. Messrs L. Hutchesson & Son carried out the arrangements. EWERS. - Mr. Percival Francis Ewers, whose death after a lengthy ill- ness occurred at his residence, Thomas street, Kew, had been teaching in many country and metropolitan cen- tres, including Horsham, Hopetoun, Pinegrove and Camberwell South, of which he was head teacher at the time of his death. Deceased was secretary of the State Schools' Relief Committee, which dispensed clothing and food to the children of poorer schools during the depression. He also was a mem ber of the State Relief Committee. He joined the Education Department on November 1, 1895, and became a first class teacher in June, 1926.
MAHER.--The death occurred of Mrs. Amelia Mary Maher, wife of Mr. M. J. Maher, of Minyip. Deceased was 64 years of age and first went to Min- yip at the age of about 11 years with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James Sullivan, her father at the time being connected with the opening of the railway line at Mtiiyip. With her parents Mrs Maher then went to re- side in Ballarat, where, at the age of 36 years, she married Mr. M. J. Maher and then left to reside at Minyip. She took a keen interest in the actititiies of the Roman Catholic Church and was associated witlh its various organisa- fions. She leaves a widower, one son and one daughter, Frank and Molly. Mrs. Major, Mrs. Kebery, Miss K. Sul- livan and Messrs. J. and W. Sullivan are sisters and brothers. Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Minyip by Rev. Father P. Bushell.