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Linda Artha (Bertholf) Callison (1918)


Posted By: Judy Wight Branson
Date: 12/8/2006 at 18:04:00

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, February 6, 1918
Page 5

Death of Mrs. A. W. Callison

Mrs. Linda Bertholf - Callison died February 2nd at her home in Jackson township after several years of ill health. She was a daughter of Alexander Bertholf, and was born in Lincoln township. Living for twenty-five years in one community is a test of character and that she was greatly loved by her associates, is proof of her worth.

Funeral services were conducted at Early Chapel on Monday, with burial at Earlham.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, February 6, 1918
Page 5, Column 3

Mrs. Linda Callison

Time has turned the last page of an earth life dearly loved. It was not the angel of death, but the angel of life and light that lovingly beckoned the gentle spirit of Linda Artha Bertholf who entered this life March 12, 1869 in Lincoln township of this county. She was the daughter of Alexander M. and May A. Bertholf. On Saturday evening, February 2, 1918 at 6:15, at the age of 48 years, 10 months and 20 days she entered the life eternal. The home not made with hands.

Her entire life was spent in this county. Here she received her education, here she taught in our public schools.

She was united in marriage with Alfa W. Callison. Into this happy home thus formed there came to gladden and enrich the family circle three children; Dale A., Elma S., and Ira W., who have been bound to their mother by more than natural ties during the recent years of suffering that she has endured. All that medical aid could do, all that loving hearts and hands could do was done, but could not keep her longer.

On September 9, 1911, Mrs. Callison confessed her faith in Christ, under the ministry of Rev. Edwin S. Priest and united with the Early Chapel Church of Christ and every department of the church work she has been a faithful and efficient worker.

During the 25 years continuous residence in this community she has proven herself a loyal friend and helpful neighbor, the esteem in which she is held is attested by those present today and by those flowers, messengers of love. Through all these years she has been a dutiful daughter, a faithful wife, and a most devoted and loving mother.

She leaves in sorrow her husband, whose devotion during the recent years of illness has been a beautiful thing. Her children, and aged mother, one sister, Mrs. G. H. Hicks, two brothers, James L., and Ellis E. and on half brother, Wesley C. Bertholf, together with many relatives and friends. The beautiful life that has gone out from among us was filled with loving devotion and service, the memory of which will be constant benediction, and a priceless heritage to her loved ones.

Funeral services were held at the Early Chapel church February 6, at 11 a. m., and the remains were laid to rest in the Earlham cemetery.


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