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Elizabeth Funk Shank Showalter
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Birth: Jan. 20, 1831
Death: Jan. 29, 1913
Dale Enterprise
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA

Sister Elizabeth Showalter, wife of the late Michael Showalter, died suddenly by supposed heart trouble, at her home near Dale Enterprise, Va., Jan. 29, 1913; aged 82y. 9d. Her maiden name was Shank and she was a sister to the late Bishop Abram Shank and Pre. Samuel Shank and others, and was the last living member of that family. Bro. and Sister Showalter lived together for many years, and raised a family of 11 children. The father of the family was called home about seven years ago. On last Christmas morning death made the first inroad among the children, claiming Sister Susanna Heatwole, aged 57 years. She is also survived by 50 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a very active and industrious woman, and what her hands found to do she did with her might. She was not only so in her temporal affairs, but also in her Christian duties. She had been a faithful consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, possibly near 60. She served the Church as deaconess for a number of years, doing her work faithfully and fearlessly. Her children all became members of the Church of her choice, but one, has gone out into another fold. She was a faithful attendant at church when circumstances permitted, an example her children would all do well to follow. While she was human she was a woman of many virtues, and will be sadly missed in her home, in the family, in the church, and the community. But we believe while the loss is ours it is her gain. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Church Feb. 1, before a very large congregation, by Jos. W. Geil, Christian Good and L.J. Heatwole, from Rev. 14:13, after which her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church. (from the Gospel Herald, Feb. 13, 1913) 
Family links: 
  Samuel Shank (1790 - 1863)
  Elizabeth Funk Shank (1797 - 1848)
  Michael Showalter (1831 - 1905)*
  Susannah V. Showalter Heatwole (1855 - 1912)*
  Moab H Showalter (1855 - 1930)*
  George Branner Showalter (1857 - 1921)*
  Nettie Showalter (1859 - 1940)*
  Mary Showalter Blosser (1862 - 1927)*
  Frank B. Showalter (1864 - 1942)*
  Nancy Virginia Showalter Martin (1867 - 1932)*
  William C. Showalter (1869 - 1925)*
  Eurie Showalter Hartman (1869 - 1969)*
  Laban M. Showalter (1872 - 1951)*
  Walter Luther Showalter (1873 - 1951)*
  Samuel Shank (1828 - 1901)*
  Elizabeth Funk Shank Showalter (1831 - 1913)
  Infant Shank (1837 - 1837)*
*Calculated relationship
Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery
Rockingham County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Jan 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46571491
Elizabeth Funk <i>Shank</i> Showalter
Added by: Marlin Diehl
Elizabeth Funk <i>Shank</i> Showalter
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- norma jean taynor
 Added: Mar. 7, 2011
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- The Rader Family of Rockingham County, Virginia
 Added: Jan. 2, 2011

 Added: Jan. 11, 2010
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