SHERBON, Effie 1887-1924
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/13/2015 at 12:40:51
Death of Mrs. Ward Sherbon
Conrad and community was severely shocked on Saturday morning when the word was passed around that the grim reaper had taken a young matron, Mrs. Ward Sherbon.
Mrs. Sherbon had not been in the best of health of late and was taken to the hospital in Marshalltown on Friday at which place she passed away early Saturday morning.
A kind and loving wife and mother will be greatly missed by her family and to them the deepest sympathy from the entire community goes out at this time.
The funeral was held in the Methodist church and was very largely attended.
Effie Mabel Stotler, daughter of William and Annie Stotler, was born in Winnebago county, Ill., April 15, 1887, and died at the St. Thomas hospital in Marshalltown, June 28, 1924, aged 37 years, 2 months and 13 days.
She grew to womanhood in Illinois, attending and graduating from the Seward, Ill., High School and for two years attended the Leander Clark College at Toledo, Iowa. For some time after this she taught music in her home town.
She was married to Dard I. Sherbon at her home in Seward, Ill., February 28th, 1911, and immediately moved to Conrad where she has ever since resided.
To this union there were born four children: William, aged 11, and Elva, aged 6, survive the mother, one infant having passed on about two years ago and another infant which accompanied its mother in death last Saturday morning.
Besides the two children and the husband there are left behind her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Stotler, of Seward, Ill., five brothers and sisters, as follows: Orville of Winnebago, Ill.; Fred, of Leaf River, Ill.; Mrs. Nellie Baker and Mrs. John Evans of Seward, Ill., and Mrs. Arthur Hollenbeck of Rockford, Ill.
Mrs. Sherbon attended the Congregational church as a girl in Seward and the United Brethren church while in Toledo. On coming to this community she united with the Alice church of God, where her membership remains, although with her husband she has worshiped in the Methodist church of Conrad since living in town.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the husband and children and relatives, to whom the deceased has left a memory of devotion and sacrifice Christ-like in life and in death.
Services were held Monday, June 30th, in the home and at the Methodist church in Conrad by the pastor, Rev. E. J. Starr, assisted by Rev. C. A. Byler of the Alice church and Rev. Spencer Baker of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 3 July 1924, pg 10
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