Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, May 3, 1956

Death Removes Mrs. Belle Huff

Mrs. Belle Huff passed away at 7:15 Wednesday morning at General hospital, where she had entered a few days before. She had previously been a patient at General hospital and at a Spokane hospital.
Mrs. Huff was born August 28, 1891 at Dewey Flat, Mont., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Mitchell. In 1895 the family moved to near Republic, Wash., and came to Stites in 1902, where Mrs. Huff continued her schooling. Later the family moved to a farm north of Grangeville.
September 21, 1911, she married Will Huff, and the couple farmed north of town and in 1918 bought their present spread in the same vicinity. Mr. Huff died March 21, 1954.
Mrs. Huff was a member of the Community Church of Grangeville, the Stites Rebekah Lodge of which she was a past grand matron, Mt. Queen Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, and L.A.P.M. at Lewiston.
Survivors include one son, Earl Huff and a daughter, Mrs. Lyle Beardemphl of Grangeville; two grandsons, Bobby Beardemphl and Willard Huff, and one granddaughter, Audrian Huff, and one nephew, Cornelius Nail, Long Beach, Calif.
Services will be held at Robertson Funeral Chapel Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. with Dr. Guy L. Roberts, officiating. Interment will be at Prairie View Cemetery.

Idaho County Free Press, Thursday, May 10, 1956

Last Rites Saturday For Mrs. Belle Huff

The Robertson Funeral Chapel was filled to overflowing Saturday with friends who gathered to pay their last respects to Mrs. Belle Huff. Mrs. Huff died May 2 at the General Hospital after a long illness. Dr. Guy L. Roberts was the officiate, Mrs. Jack Heartburg sang hymns accompanied by Myrna Inghram at the piano. Active and honorary pallbearers were members of Lewiston Canton No. 17 and the Ladies Auxiliary. Mt. Queen Chapter OES conducted committal services.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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