STRICKLER, Katie 1869-1930
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Date: 9/5/2012 at 17:43:17
Mrs. J. F. Strickler dies in Eldora Home
Spent Majority of Her Life on Farm in Melrose Township
Mrs. Joseph F. Strickler died Monday, March 17, at her home in Eldora after an illness of six months. The immediate cause of her death was tuberculosis of the throat.
The funeral was held at the Ivester church, with the pastor, Rev. D. C. Gnagy, officiating, on Wednesday, March 10. During the ceremonies, a quartette composed of Mrs. L. L. Cakerice, Mrs. D. C. Gnagy, and Galen and Bruce Albright rendered the songs "We Shall Sleep But Not Forever," "My Lord Abides," and "Some Sweet Day Bye and Bye," with Mrs. Ralph Dinnes at the piano.
The pallbearers were W. H. Soper, J. L. Smith, Tom Breckenmaker, Steven Sayer, James Davidson and C. N. Schwark.
Among those attending the funeral from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stevens and daughter of Conrad; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Reisinger of Eldora.
Interment was made in the Sheller cemetery.
Katie Moore Strickler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, was born January 22, 1869 in Melrose township, Grundy county, Iowa and died at her home March 17, 1930 at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was born on the Moore homestead located one mile north and one-half mile west of the Ivester church, and her entire life, except her school days, was spent in the immediate neighborhood.
December 21, 1892, she was united in marriage to J. F. Strickler. One daughter, Mrs. Henry Classen, was born to this union. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Strickler moved to their farm home just west of the Moore homestead and made their home there until nine years ago, the fall of 1921, when they moved to Eldora.
Mrs. Strickler was one of the first students at McPherson college after it was founded. She spent four years there, 1888-1891, during which time she prepared for her life of usefulness to her church and community. In 1885, three years before going to McPherson, she united with the Church of the Brethren. As the result of this dedication of life her time spent in school was governed by a spirit of preparation for a life of usefulness. She remained true to the dedication that she made in 1885 and her life was a challenge to every man and woman in the community.
During her entire life Mrs. Strickler was very much interested in the work of the Ivester church and she never tired of giving of her energy that its cause might be advanced. As recently as early this winter she was instrumental in giving pertinent facts for a history of the Ivester church as printed by this paper. For many years she was always active as a Sunday school teacher and worker. The church and community have suffered a great loss in the passing of Mrs. Strickler.
She is survived by her husband, J. F. Strickler, her daughter, Mrs. Henry Classen, a sister, Miss Eunice Moore, a nephew Linus Doughty, two grandchildren, George and Dorothy Classen and a host of neighbors and friends who hold in pleasant memory her many deeds of kindness.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 19 March 1930
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