Obituaries:  Mary Schafer

Richland Co., Ohio



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Mary Schafer

Source:  INDEPENDENT-STAR (Bellville):  20 June 1889, Vol. 2, No. 10


Submitted by Amy


Bellville -- Miss Mary Schafer died Sunday and was buried Tuesday afternoon.  A more extended notice will appear next week.

In the following week's paper ... dated 27 June 1889, Vol. 2, No. 11 ...

Mary R. Schafer was born July 17th., 1870, and died June 16th., 1889, aged 18 years, 10 months and 29 days.

In this dispensation of Providence, we are again reminded that youth and health are no guarantee of long life.  Miss Schafer had always been in apparent good health until her recent illness.  Her sufferings during the past five or six months have been patiently borne, and she is now where suffering and pain are no more.  In all relations of life she was unselfish, dutiful and kind.

She was buried on Tuesday afternoon of last week.  The services were held in the Lutheran church and were largely attended.  The were conducted by her pastor, Rev. S.S. Kauffman, assisted by Rev. Austin Philpott of the M.E. church.  The Sabbath School class of which she was a member attended in a body and all were dressed in white.

Peace to her ashes.  "She is not dead, but sleepeth."

We extend our sympathy to the parents and all sorrowing ones.

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