|Birth: ||Nov. 21, 1858|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 1928|
Ella Virginia (SHACKLET) CATRON was born in Bedford, Indiana, November 21, 1859, and departed this life at her home in Bloomfield on December 27, 1928, aged sixty-nine years, one month and six days.
She was the only daughter of John and Lavina SHACKLET and her early life was spent in the vicinity of Scotland.
She was united in marriage November 27, 1877 to John M. CATRON. To this union was born eight children: Mrs. Daisy CHRISTENBERRY and Earnest CATRON, of Taylor Township; Mrs. Zelma NORMAN, Mrs. Iva DAVIS, Mrs. Mable LESTER, Zack and Sidney CATRON, of Bloomfield, and Alberta HEATON, of Akron, Ohio. This union was an unusual happy one. The golden anniversary being celebrated last year.
She was converted and united with the Christian church early in life and was faithful to her Savior at all times. No difference how heavy the burdens were, she was always cheerful and bore them without a murmur.
“Strength for today is all that we need, there will never be a tomorrow; tomorrow will be but another day with its measures of joys and sorrow.” This was her favorite verse, which she would quote to her children from time to time. Her favorite hymn was “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” Her favorite reading in the Bible was the 14th chapter of John, of which she expressed was “just life itself.”
For the past ten years she had been in declining health but was ever thoughtful of others and bore her illness with a smile. On Friday, December 21, she took her bed and realized from the first that the end was near. She talked with each member of the family and expressed her regret that her youngest daughter had not reached her.
She had no respect for rank, title or position in life, but ministered to one and all alike, the children of poverty sharing her love and kindness equally with others. She loved to read good books and most of all loved to read the Bible. She lived a plain and simple life, such as will have its influence for good throughout eternity. There never was a more loving mother and faithful wife. She leaves to mourn, a bereaved husband, eight children, nine grandchildren, on great-grandchild and one half brother Jess SHACKLET of Springville, Indiana. She also leaves a host of friends who deeply feel their loss in her sudden departure.
The funeral and interment was held at Scotland last Saturday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. F. T. TAYLOR, pastor of the Bloomfield M. E. church.
CEMETERIES OF EASTERN GREENE COUNTY, INDIANA, 1994, G.C.H.S., Taylor Township, Scotland Cemetery, Page 202&203: CATRON, John M. 16 Jan 1862—14Aug 1923(?); CATRON, Ella V. 21 Nov 1858—27 Dec 1928; CATRON, Zack T. 7 Oct 1883—13 Nov 1966; CATRON, Ernest B. 1881—1944; CHRISTENBERRY, Daisy w/o Thomas 1879—1944.
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