Carrie Helen Sperling Bliss
BLISS, SCHULER, SPERLING
Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 9/26/2017 at 21:39:38
Carrie Helen Sperling Bliss was born in Adams County, Iowa on November 24, 1881 and passed away at Clarkson Memorial Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, November 27, 1953 at the age of 72 years and one day.
Mrs. Bliss had undergone surgery at the hospital a week previous.
She attended rural school in Adams County and was graduated from the Corning Academy. She also attended Iowa State Teachers College.
On June 29, 1910 she was married to George Raymond Bliss of Corning. During their married life the family lived in Ames, Iowa, Davenport, Iowa, Mt. Carroll, Illinois, and near Gulfport, Mississippi.
To this union were born four children, George Francis who died in infancy and three daughters, who survive her. They are Laura of Lynchburg, Virginia; Mrs. Harley Hilborn of Mountain View, California, and Mrs. Paul Gauthier of Corning. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1927.
Mrs. Bliss taught in the Adams County Rural and Town primary Schools prior to her marriage. After the death of her husband, she resumed her teaching in the kindergarten in Corning Schools, teaching from 1928 until 1948.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Blanche Weaver of Mojave, California; two sons-in-law and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Bliss was very active in activities of the Methodist Church of which she was a faithful member and worker and in the Sunday School and WSCS work.
She was a faithful teacher of her Friends Sunday School Class In addition, Mrs. Bliss was a member of the commission on Membership and Evangelism and a member of the commission on Missions of the Corning Methodist Church.
She was an excellent Bible Student and taught the Mission Study Centers at various times. This faithful Christian woman will be missed in her home, church, and community.
Funeral services were at the Methodist Church in Corning, Sunday, November 29 at 2:30 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Frank Jacobs.
Burial was in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Adams County Free Press, Thursday, December 3, 1953, page 3
Adams Obituaries maintained by Kathy Parmenter.
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