WEINLAND, Margaret 1866-1939
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/8/2012 at 09:33:02
Mrs. M. Weinland Is Called By Death
Passed Away Friday At Home Of Her Daughter, Mrs. Helen Newell South Of Wellsburg
Was 72 Years Of Age
Had Made Home In The Vicinity For A Number Of Years And Had A Host Of Friends
Mrs. Margaret Weinland, nee Sloan, was born on September 25, 1866, at LaPorte City, Iowa, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen Newell, four and a half miles south of Wellsburg, on Friday June 23, 1939. She was 72 years of age at the time of her death. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Ivester church with the pastor, Rev. Earl Frantz in charge and interment was made in the Ivester cemetery.
The obituary follows:
Again our hearts have been saddened by the passing of one of our beloved neighbors and friends, in the person of Mrs. Margaret Weinland at the age of 72 years. Margaret Sloan was born at LaPorte City, Iowa, on September 25, 1866 where she made her home until her marriage to Dr. John G. Weinland on March 24, 1897.
After her marriage she proved herself to be a splendid wife, mother and partner with her husband in their chosen field of endeavor. Most of the professional career was spent in Dysart and Martelle. However they moved to Dallas Center a few years before the death of Dr. Weinland, in 1916.
She was the mother of three children, Grayden of Durango, Colorado, Mrs. Helen Newell of Grundy Center, Iowa, and Robert who died in infancy. She is also survived by three grandsons, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Vincent and Miss Mamie Sloan of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and one brother, Archie Sloan of Florida.
At the age of 16 she united with the Presbyterian church in her home community. She has retained her membership in that faith since that time but her Christian life and thought was never confined to any particular church group. For the past several years she has made her home with her daughter, Helen, and has been active in the work of the Ivester church where her beautiful Christian character was very deeply appreciated by all who knew her.
Mrs. Weinland was one of those rare personalities who numbered her friends by the number of people who knew her, for to know her was to love her. For a number of years her health has not been good but she was never known to complain, bearing her suffering with faith and fortitude which is possible only for those whose faith in God is deeply rooted and whose confidence concerning the future has a vitality that can not be crushed.
She always lived a consistent Christian life through which she could see the beauty in everything. She was a great lover of nature and found deep joy in the ordinary things of life which never seemed ordinary to her whose spirit was attuned to the true, to good and the beautiful, as she found it in the great creator of all. She was profuse in her appreciation for any kindnesses shown to her by many of her friends, and was able at all times to see the good things in those about her. It was her great delight to be able to help some one and bring pleasures into the lives of all with whom she came in contact. Her beautiful spirit will rest as a sweet benediction on all who knew her.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 28 June 1939
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