|Birth: ||Aug. 23, 1884|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 1912|
MRS. ATTIG PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Attig, wife of Prof. C. J. Attig, of North-Western College, passed away at her home on Wright street, Tuesday morning at 4 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m., and in the First Evangelical church at 2 p.m.
The Naperville Clarion
September 4, 1912
Walnut Leader, Friday, September 20, 1912, page 5, column 4
Naperville Clarion: -- Seldom are we called upon twice to speak farewell words in the same family within the brief space of two months, yet this sad duty fell to our lot when in the family of our friend and brother, John Guither, death for the second time entered the home so soon after claiming the beloved companion and mother, and this time took away Clara Mary, the devoted wife of our esteemed Prof. C.J. Attig, of Northwestern College. In spite of her very severe illness hopes were entertained that she might be spared, but God in his infinite wisdom ordained otherwise, and we bow submissively to the Will Divine with the assurance that all is well.
Mrs. Attig was born near Walnut, Illinois, August 23, 1884, and passed to her heavenly home Sept. 3, 1912, aged 28 years and 11 days. She was one of three children, one of whom died in infancy. She is survived by a sorrowing husband and an infant son who can never realize his great loss. Besides these there remains to mourn her early departure her deeply stricken father and sister and a large circle of relatives and friends.
Early in life, with the simple faith of a child, she accepted her Christ as a personal Savior and became an earnest Christian, remaining a devoted follower of her Master till her triumphant death. Her life of Christian service covered a period of scarcely twenty brief years, but they were years filled with splendid effort for God and humanity. No matter where her sphere of labor lay in the church she filled it well. She was a successful Sunday School teacher, was Y.F.A. president and president of the W.M.S. for a number of years. Her work among the children was highly regarded, both as superintendent of the Juniors in her home society and last year as Junior superintendent of the Illinois Conference Branch Y.P.A. She was the honored secretary of the Bureau County Sunday School Association and at the same time secretary of the township Sunday School work in which she resided before moving to Naperville. In all of these offices she manifested that some unselfish devotion that continually characterized her life. Hers was truly a beautiful character. No task was too hard, no test too severe for her.
After completing the grades in the rural schools she took the high school course at LaMoille, Ill., and later entered Northwestern College, graduating from the Commercial course and taking a number of Freshmen studies. She was an ardent lover of music and especially dear to her was her Bible as is abundantly evidenced by the precious Book she studied and read so faithfully.
The funeral services were held at the late home on Wright street and at the First Evangelical church. Her pastor was assisted by Profs. S.J. Gamertsfelder, G.J. Kirn and F. Finkbeiner. The funeral was well attended. A host of relatives and friends were present from Walnut, Ohio, LaMoille, Mendota, Metamora, Mokena and Chicago. Members of the Faculty acted as pall bearers and their wives as honorary pall bearers.
The body was tenderly laid away in the family lot in the Naperville cemetery to await the resurrection of the just. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved. May they in a very special sense have the consolation that cometh from above. We shall meet our loved ones again.
NOTE: Guither-Attig Wedding. Married, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Guither on Thursday evening, June 22, 1911, Miss Clara M. Guither to Professor Chester J. Attig.
John Guither (1854 - 1940)
Ruth Betz Guither (1858 - 1912)
Chester Jacob Attig (1887 - 1947)
Alvina L. Guither (1882 - 1918)*
Clara Mary Guither Attig (1884 - 1912)
Plot: Sec 4 Lot 68 Plot 2
Created by: Timothy Ory
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40754854