|Birth: ||Aug. 1, 1854|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 1923|
Child of Issac Stickler and Maria Hays and wife of Oliver Mitchell Crumbaker.
Married on November 2, 1873 in Cropsey, McLean County, Illinois.
Children: Cora, Alta, Oliver, Issac and Beulah
Obituary from the Illinois newspaper dated June 1923:
The death of Mrs. Sarah A. Crumbaker on Friday morning June 22 in the Fairbury hospital came as a great shock to a wide circle of friends. After rallying from a major operation it was fondly expected that she would fully recover. But the evident result of years of frail health had so essended her vitality that her heart failed to sustain the shock and at about 8:30 her translation to a glorious immortality was accomplished.
Sarah A. Stickler was a native of Urbana, Ohio. She was the daughter of Isaac and Maria Stickler. She was born August 1, 1854. At the time of her passing lacked but one month and nineteen days of being sixty nine years old. When but four years of age she migrated with her widowed mother to this community and for sixty five years lived here a beautiful and exemplary life. Of her immediate family, one brother, William Stickler, of Lexington, survives. At the age of twelve years she was converted and united with the Fairview M. E. church being at the time of her death the oldest member. On the second of November 1873 occurred her marriage to Oliver M. Crumbaker, the ceremony being performed by the Reverend S. R. Deach at the home of her mother. This union was a very happy one. In every way she filled in a most beautiful and ideal measure the place of wife, mother and Christian friend. Five children came to gladden their home: Mrs. Alta Thomas, Oliver W., Mrs. Cora Shepherd, Mrs. Beulah James, deceased November 29, 1918 and Paul at home. There are also the following grandchildren: Earl and Beryl Thomas; Mabel, Edith and Marshall Crumbaker and Howard James.
So supreme was her faith and beautiful her devotion that all who knew her testify to the saving and transforming, power of God's presence throughout her entire life.
Mrs. Crumbaker lived a quiet, diligent, useful, happy life. In the days of her health her devotion to her family and all good causes in her community was perfect. Though not especially demonstrative by nature, the quiet expression of her love and faith was apparent. Also so she leaves an undying testimony that shall comfort and sustain those who are left to sorrow at her translation. To such come the words of the Master: "Well done, good and faithful servant. Thou hast been faithful over these earthly things, enter into the everlasting joy of the Lord". The poet Montgomery sang well when he wrote:
There is a world above,
Where parting is unknown,
A long eternity of love,
Formed for the good alone;
And faith beholds the dying here,
Translated to the happier sphere.
Funeral services were held from the home in Cropsey Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Those from Lexington who attended the services were: Mr. and Mrs. William Stickler, Reverend L. F. Zinser, Mrs. Isabelle Best, Mrs. Philip Fulton, Mrs. Sarah Farner, Mrs. Ed Whipple, Miss Clara Stiller, W. W. Lindsay and Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Downey. Interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.
Maria Hays Stickler (1815 - 1885)
Oliver Mitchell Crumbaker (1850 - 1937)*
Cora Ellen Crumbaker Shepherd (1874 - 1959)*
Alta Beryl Crumbaker Thomas (1877 - 1963)*
Oliver William Crumbaker (1882 - 1959)*
Isaac Paul Crumbaker (1888 - 1953)*
Beulah Margaret Crumbaker James (1891 - 1918)*
Created by: Cathleen Jacobsen
Record added: Feb 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8348967