|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1853|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1943|
Daughter of James Cave & Catharine Stanley; wife of John W. Offenbacker
90 Year Old Lady Passes On Tanner's Ridge
Mrs. Eliza Jane Offenbacker, 90, passed this life at the home of her son, Dick Offenbacker, Tanner's Ridge, Sunday morning, March 21, 1943, at 7:50 o'clock.
Mrs. Eliza Jane Offenbacker was baptized in the Methodist faith early in her married life and became a member of that church.
She was a daughter of Kate Stanley Cave and Jimmie Cave, of Page County, and she was married to John William Offenbacker on September 21, 1871, at which time she was 17 years of age. The marriage license is recorded in Madison Court House Book No. 1, page 47. Mrs. Offenbacker's exact age is not known, but she would have been 90 years old sometime during the year of 1943.
Eight children lived to be grown, two of these, Mrs. Bob Jenkins and Mrs. Boss Jenkins, preceded her to the world beyond during the years of 1942 and 1943 respectively. The six remaining children are, Mrs. I. N. Breeden, Mrs. Bob Meadows, Dick Offenbacker, John Offenbacker, all of the Tanner's Ridge Community, Mrs. Will Neece and Mrs. I.N. Weakley of the Pine Grove community. She leaves 44 grandchildren, 74 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren.
Following was an eulogy read at the funeral services held Tuesday:
"Mrs. Eliza Jane Offenbacker was a very interesting character. She was probably the oldest, certainly one of the oldest residents of Page County at the time of her death. She lived to see four generations, she making the fifth, of three branches of the family. Her life in the mountains, where she was left a widow with eight children, and where she brought her family up, was often a hard one. She never lost faith and always taught her children, often under the most adverse circumstances, Christian principles of living...
Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. R.H. Lee on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in All Saints Church on Tanner's Ridge and burial was in the family cemetery of Bob Jenkins, son-in-law.
Page News & Courier, Thursday March 25, 1943
NOTE: Birth date is from birth certificate.
Mollie B. Offenbacker Jenkins (1872 - 1942)*
Mary Susan Offenbacker Breeden (1878 - 1956)*
Daisy Adaline Offenbacker Jenkins (1885 - 1942)*
Viola Cathern Offenbacker Nease (1898 - 1990)*
Jenkins Family Cemetery (Tanners Ridge)
Created by: Jan Hensley
Record added: Apr 06, 2010
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