SHELLER, Minnie A. 1877-1951
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Date: 2/28/2019 at 18:31:54
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Sheller
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Sheller were held at the Ivester church on Sunday, July 15, with Rev. Walter J. Heisey officiating. The services were well attended. The lovely floral offerings were arranged by Mrs. M. Schwarck, Mrs. Frank Aiken and Mrs. Jesse Moats.
Relatives and friends from a distance who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. William Horn of Des Moines, Mrs. Ella Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Afton Johnson of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Brewer and Irma Lee Brewer and Sarah Buckingham of Prairie City, Mr. and Mrs. Abe Propst of Marshalltown, Hannah Messer of Waterloo, and Mrs. Jennie Messer of Alliance, Ohio, Mrs. Homer McDonough of Grinnell.
Mrs. Howard Sheller and Mrs. Merle Kirkdorffer sang "Whispering Hope" and "In The Garden," accompanied by Mrs. Kenneth Cakerice.
Pall bearers were Glen Moats, Fred Draper, Harold Hogle, Edgar Moats, Ernest Draper and Clarence Hogle.
Burial was in the Sheller Cemetery. The Friendly Helpers SS class provided the dinner at the home. Those serving were Mrs. Oscar Slifer, Mrs. Eva Meyers, Mrs. Galen Albright and Mrs. John Shelley.
Minnie A. Sheller, daughter of John and Della Jones Johnson, was born Aug. 3, 1877, in Grundy Center, and passed away at the Deaconess hospital in Marshalltown on July 11, 1951. She grew up in Grundy Center, receiving her education in the public schools there. She was a member of the Methodist church in Grundy Center during her earlier years. In 1901 she received Baptism in the Church of the Brethren at Grundy Center. She served the church faithfully as leader of music, Sunday school teacher and superintendent, and was always active in the Women's work of the church.
Deeply religious by nature, she sought wider Christian service, and becoming interested in Home Mission Work spent some time in Minneapolis, Minn. as a Home Missionary, and did extensive Evangelistic work in the neighborhood of Quinter, Kan.
In 1914 she spent one year in Chicago, where she was employed, and was privileged to take courses at Bethany Bible School under Brethren Albert C. Wienad and E. B. Hoff.
On March 4, 1915, she was united in marriage to Frank M. Sheller. They made their home for many years on the Sheller family farm in Melrose township. They are the adoptive parents of two daughters: Mrs. Marietta Young of Wapato, Wash., and Mrs. Jeannette Horn of Des Moines. She tenderly cared for her mother in her own home during the later years of her mother's life. When the church closed in Grundy Center she became a member of the Ivester church, where she was faithful in her service as long as her health permitted. Her many acts of kindness and generous giving of herself in service endeared her to a host of friends. She was a patient sufferer during a long illness.
She is survived by her husband and two daughters, nine grandchildren and her twin sister, Jeannette of Pasadena, Calif. One sister Clara and a brother Thomas preceded her in death.
The family wish to express their deep felt thanks for the help and sympathy of the many friends during the long illness and decease of their loved one.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 July 1951, pg 6
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