|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1842|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1924|
Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 41 - January 15, 1925, page 831
Detweiler.-Barbara, daughter of Samuel and Julia Plank, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Oct. 7, 1842. At the age of eight she came to Logan Co., Ohio, with her parents where she had since resided. On Jan. 13, 1862, she was married to John Detweiler, who preceeded her to the Spirit world May 6, 1923. Ten children were the fruits of this union, of which two daughters and three sons (Emma Detweiler, Mrs. Jacob G. Umble, William B. , Edward F. and Clarence E.,) together with twenty-two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, survive. She also leaves an only sister (Mrs. Anna Yoder) besides many relatives and friends among whom whe will be missed. Sister Detweiler was generally blessed with good health and her life was filled with hard labor, taking much pleasure in supplying the comforts of her family. Only a few years ago the hand of affliction was laid upon her and she became subject to much suffering. Her last illness was only of about two weeks duration, and on Sunday, September 28, death came and peacefully and quietly ushered her tired soul into eternal rest, at her late home in West Liberty, O., at the ripe old age of 81 y. 11 m. 21 d. She gave her heart to Christ in her youth and united with the in Amish Mennonite church in which faith she died. Mother was a very patient sufferer. She always had a welcome word, a pleasant smile or a wave of the hand for those around her, and urged her friends to come to see her again. Her self-sacrificing and cheerful disposition will be missed by all who knew her. Today our lonely hearts bow to Him who does all things well, and say: "Thy will be done."
"God needed one more angel mother
Among His shining band,
And so He bent with loving smile,
And clasped our mother's hand."
Funeral services were held at Walnut Grove Church, Oct. 1, conducted by A. I. Yoder and J. Y. King. Burial in Alexander Cemetery.
John Irwin Detweiler (1839 - 1923)
David L. Detweiler (1863 - 1876)*
Clara Belle Detweiler (1871 - 1876)*
Edward Franklin Detweiler (1878 - 1964)*
Clarence Elmer Detweiler (1887 - 1977)*
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Jun 24, 2007
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