Gehring, Mary (Clark) 1856-1918
CLARK, GEHRING, SCHNEIDER, BEER
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 10/10/2011 at 13:21:10
Mrs. Mary Clark Gehring was born in Clayton county, Iowa, on the 19th day of May, 1856, and died October 2nd, 1918.
Miss Mary Clark was united in marriage with Jacob Gehring on November 18, 1882. She was the mother of seven children - four boys and three girls. Isaac in the U.S. army in France, Robert in Camp Logan, Texas, Mrs. Fred Schneider of Elgin, Mrs. Mollie Beer, of Roanoke, Ill., and Ella, Lawrence and Jacob, who are at home. Her children and thirteen grandchildren are all left to mourn her early death.
Mrs. Gehring before her marriage was a teacher and many can testify of the noble aspirations she always sought to impart to the minds of her pupils. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian church, a kind and loving mother, a true friend and neighbor and loved by all. Her noble christian character will remain an inspiration to all who knew her.
Mrs. Gehring was not well during the summer but seemed to have been better up tot he day before her death. That day she was up and at her work but in the evening she was not feeling well, and so was put to bed. The doctor was called and found that she had had a stroke of paralysis. In spite of all that loving care and willing hands could do, her spirit passed to the great beyond in the early morning. Many hearts were filled with sorrow and pain as the sad news was passed from house to house that she was dead. All feel the greatest sympathy for the bereaved husband and children.
May she sweetly rest on the bosom of her Saviour to whom she entrusted all her earthly cares and troubles. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Apostolic church east of town and her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery there. Rev. J.A. Banwart, of West Bend, Ia., spoke words of hope and comfort in both the American and Swiss languages, to the many friends and relatives who gathered there to accompany the deceased to her last resting place.
Mother rest, thy work os o'er.
Sleep the sleep that has its breaking,
On that fair, Celestial shore;
Where no human hearts are aching.
~Elgin Echo, 10/10/1918
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