BETTINGER, Maria 1841-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/9/2015 at 15:19:07
Death of Mrs. Bettinger
Mrs. Maria Bettinger passed away about eleven o'clock Sunday night, March 9th, 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Smith, with whom she had been making her home, at the ripe old age of 83 years past.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Baptist church and interment was in the cemetery west of town.
The other children of the deceased were: Mrs. Isaac Smith, Grundy Center, Mrs. Mason, Lake Park, Mrs. Whitney, New Hartford, C. C. Bettinger, Clinton, Iowa, and Ida at home, all of whom were here to the funeral.
Obituary will be published next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 March 1924, pg 1
Mrs. Maria Bettinger
Maria Louize Weed was born Nov. 10, 1840, at Waukegan, Ill. She lived there until she was 14 years of age. From there she came with her parents to Preston, Iowa, where on Dec. 29th, 1859, she was married to Leonard Bettinger. Five years after her marriage she with her husband moved to a farm near Clinton, Iowa, where they lived until the summer of 1882, when with her husband and family she came to Grundy county to the farm now known as the Ike Smith farm about 2 miles north of Grundy Center. The remainder of her life was spent here, except for four years spent in the south and five years in this state at Lake Park. While in the south Mr. Bettinger passed away, February 2nd, 1892. To their union eleven children were born, Henry dying in infancy, and Nancy at the age of 9. Five daughters, Mrs. Lara Smith, of Grundy Center, Mrs. Emma Mason, of Lake Park, Iowa, Mrs. Isaac Smith, Grundy Center, Mrs. Birdie Whitney, New Hartford, and Ida Bettinger, Grundy Center, and four sons, John and Charles, of Clinton, Ernest, of Pasadena, Calif., and Edward, of Lake Park, survive.
While at Preston, Iowa, she accepted Christ as her Savior, was baptized and united with the Baptist church. She ever lived a consistent Christian life, faithful in every duty to the church. Until a year ago she was in good health, when she began to fail. Her smile was a benediction to any who came into the home. The call of her Heavenly Father came to her Mar. 9, 1924, and she went home to her eternal home aged 83 years and four months.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 March 1924, pg 1
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