Obituary of Mrs. Nancy Rainey Gullion, Part 41

Nancy Gullion Services Held Last Week 


Taught School In County Many Years


The little community of Sparta received a great shock on last Saturday, January 13 when Mildred Louise Riley come into the home of Mrs. Nancy Gullion and found her remains lying partly across her bed.  Mrs. Gullion had gone to Cincinnati, O., on the Thursday morning preceding her death, to file her income tax report and told her friends that she would not return until Friday evening. She returned as planned, and apparently had spent a few hours in putting away her purchases. It was evident that she had died of a heart attack sometime before midnight on January 12.  

Nancy Rainey Gullion was born in Gallatin County near Sparta on the John C. Hamilton farm. She was the eldest child of Mrs. Margaret McDowell Rainey and John H. Rainey; attended school at the old Hamilton School, later went to Richmond College and took extension work. She taught school for a number of years at Hamilton, Craigs Creek, Union, Lowe and Glencoe Schools.  On April 7, 1902, she married Curtis M. Gullion at Verona in the St. Patrick Catholic parsonage, the ceremony being performed by Rev. John P. Cavanaugh. One child born in 1903, died one year later.  Mrs. Gullion lived at the Eagle Valley farm, near Sparta, for more than 30 years, moving to Sparta three weeks before the death of her husband, which occurred on January 29, 1936. Until the time of her death she had lived at the home purchased shortly before the death of her husband.  

She had been ill for several years but was able to be about her work and take an active part in the affairs of the community.  She was an active member of the Carroll County Woman’s Club, and vice president of the Altar Society of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Warsaw, where she was in regular attendance.  A Requim High Mass was sung by the Rev. George Stier and the choir, of St. Joseph Church, on Tuesday morning from the Carlton Funeral Home with burial in Carrollton Cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Deatherage, Sanders; Mrs. Lawrence Hanson, Spokane, Wash; two nephews, Golden Smith, Cincinnati, O., and Tilman Smith of Sanders; one brother, John Rainey of Pendleton, Oregon. It can be truthfully state that Mrs. Nancy knew every foot of land in Gallatin County.  


January 25, 1945, assumed to be from the Gallatin County News.