Obituary:  Emma Shocker

Richland Co., Ohio



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Emma Shocker

RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  24 August 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 15


Submitted by Amy


Miss Emma Shocker, who died at the home of her father, Thomas Shocker, on Orchard Street at 8 o'clock Saturday night, was buried at 1:30 p.m. today, Rev. Dustin Kemble conducting the services.  The casket was covered with a mass of flowers presented by classmates and friends and their sweet fragrance, as it floated through the room where the body was lying, seemed to tell of the soul which had so recently taken its departure.

The death was a particularly sad one, as the deceased was a young lady who had just entered into womanhood with all its hopes and ambitions for good.  She was a member of the high school class of '95 and the class motto "Wisdom's star guide us onward" seemed to be especially fitting as to her departure.  She was  of a gentle, sunny disposition, and was loved by all her classmates.  A doting father and mother and two brothers are left to mourn her early demise.  Fond hopes were entertained for her, but they were blasted by one blow and deep indeed is their grief.

The services were impressive and the funeral was a very sad one, Mrs. Shocker being entirely overcome.  The class of '95 attended in a body and eight of them officiated as pall bearers.  

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