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Della Frances Clark Bodimer
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Birth: Sep. 4, 1883
Death: Jan. 3, 1956

Bodimer, Della Frances Clark

Mrs. Bodimer Dies
at Her Home In Chambersburg

Mrs. Della Frances Clark Bodimer, 69, passed away
at 4:15 a.m. today at her home in Chambersburg after a long illness, the last
month of which was critical. Gallia Times Chambersburg correspondent for years,
Mrs. Bodimer had written the new of her community faithfully up until early in
November. She had been in failing health for 15 years, and during the last five
years she had been an invalid. However, from her sick bed she wrote the news
events of her neighbors almost without fail – the rare occasions when she
missed, she felt too bad to telephone – and she was able to continue her
handwork throughout her invalidism. Mrs. Bodimer made embroidery work for
Christmas gifts even this year.

Leader of the Church

A member of
Chambersburg Methodist Church for 40 years, Mrs. Bodimer had held every office
in the church and was president of the Women’s Society for Christian Service up
until she became bedfast five years ago. Even after that she kept up much of her
work for the WSCS, counting sales tax stamps and doing other chores. Mrs.
Bodimer gave the WSCS a quilt to sell as one of its money making

Her husband, the Rev. Charles Wesley Bodimer, drowned accidentally
March 22, 1915, at Dam 26 below Gallipolis (the roller dam took its place), 20
years later, where he was employed while he studied for the ministry. He had not
yet been assigned a church when he died.

She Keeps Family Together

Mrs. Bodimer carried on to keep her family of four together – Gallia County
Auditor Charles Bodimer was born six months after his father’s death – and
reared them to eminent citizens of the communities where they live.

Bodimer was born Sept. 4, 1883, in Harrison Twp. To Lewis and Maria Louise Neal
Clark, her mother was the only sister of the late Druggist Lincoln

Brought up in Harrison Twp., Mrs. Bodimer went to Huntington when she
was 12 years of age to accept employment. She married the Rev. Mr. Bodimer April
18, 1907 in the 20th St. Baptist Church. The Rev. B. F. Caudill, relative of
Garland Caudill, officiated at the wedding. The Bodimers moved to Chambersburg
when Dam 26 was being built about 45 years ago; the dam was dedicated in 1915,
the year the Rev. Mr. Bodimer drowned.

Three Sons, Daughter Survive

are survived by three sons and a daughter: Byron Bodimer, Confluence, Pa.; Mrs.
Lewis Claude (Iris) Miller, Gallipolis; Lewis Bodimer, employee of the roller
dam, at home; and Charles, who was elected auditor of Gallia County in November
1950. There are four grandchildren: Freddy and Claudia Miller, Gallipolis, and
Anna Marie and Charla Bodimer, Chambersburg.

Friends may call Monday at
Miller’s Home for Funerals. Final rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in
Chambersburg Methodist Church, the Rev. David Bates, former pastor, who is now
at South Webster, officiating with the assistance of the Rev. Floyd Workman,

Burial will be made in Clay Chapel Cemetery.

[Note: Born
September 4, 1883]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 3, 1953
Transcribed by
Candy (Hulbert) Ditkowski
Family links: 
  Charles Wesley Bodimer (1884 - 1915)
  Lewis Henry Bodimer (1913 - 1980)*
  Charles Wesley Bodimer (1915 - 1974)*
*Calculated relationship
Clay Chapel Cemetery
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Alice Mae Bodimer
Record added: Mar 21, 2010
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Della Frances <i>Clark</i> Bodimer
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Della Frances <i>Clark</i> Bodimer
Added by: Alice Mae Bodimer
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