Bender, Mrs. Geo. H. (Elizabeth) 1869-1934
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 8/5/2007 at 21:37:06
OLD RESIDENT CLAIMED BY DEATH
Mrs. George H. Bender passed to her eternal reward at her home near Hinton
about 7:30, Wednesday morning, June 27, after a lingering illness.
Elizabeth Blecker, daughter of August and Elizabeth Blecker was born at
Ponca, Nebr., May 20, 1869. In the early 80's she came with her parents to
Plymouth county. They settled near Merrill and there on March 11, 1894, she
was united in marriage with Mr. George H. Bender. For 40 years she has
lived among us, a most faithful and devoted wife and mother, a helpful
neighbor and true friend to us all.
She early came to know her Savior giving her whole life to His service,
uniting first with the Stanton Evangelical church, and after her marriage to
Brother Bender she transferred her membership to the Melbourne church, from
which she is now translated to be with the Saints in Heaven. Sister Bender
was a charter member of the Melbourne Woman's Missionary Society, and always
active in the home, in the church and in the community, for the extension of
our Lord's Kingdom. Her memory shall be always cherished as a precious
heritage by all who knew her.
Her's is the first death in the family. Our God has wonderfully blessed
this Christian home in thus sparing them to each other these many years.
There survive to mourn her departure, her husband, and their two children,
Mrs. E. T. Craig of Los Angeles, Calif., George Dewey Bender, and their
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Marian Bender. She leaves also two brothers and three
sisters: Henry Blecker, Toronto, S.D.; August Blecker, Santa Anna, Calif.;
Mrs. Philip Koenig, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. George F. Spies, Merrill, Ia.; and
Miss Christina Blecker, LeMars, Ia.
The funeral will be Friday at 2 o'clock at the home and 2:30 at the
Melbourne church. Burial will be in the Melbourne cemetery. Music will be
by the male quartet and the pastor will be assisted by Rev. Karl Kaupp of
Stanton Evangelical church who was a former pastor at Melbourne.
The sincere sympathy of everyone who knew her is extended to the sorrowing
relatives in this their great bereavement. L.J. U. Smay, Pastor.
~source: Hinton Progress, Hinton, IA, June 28, 1934
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