William Sheridan McClellan
1868–1947 (m. 1888)
THE ALTON EMPIRE
Thurs., Apr 20, 1933
A GOOD MOTHER
Final Summons Comes To Mrs.
W. S. McClellan Friday
After a Brief Illness
Death came to claim Mrs. W. S. McClellan, well know and highly esteemed Alton woman, Friday evening at 8 o'clock last week after a brief serious illness. She had been in failing hearth the past year or more, suffering a great deal of the time with a heart trouble, but only a few days previous to her death, she became seriously ill with heart and nervous trouble and her passing came as a distinct shock to the entire community as well as the family.
Mrs. McClellan came to Alton when but a young girl and made this her home since. She underwent the privations of the early pioneers, grew up with the community, and seemed a part of the community in which she had made her home for so long. Through her kindly disposition and friendly attitude, she made a host of friends which was attested by the large crowd that attended the funeral service and by the floral offerings, which was one of the largest ever seen here.
She took an active part in the social activities of the town during her younger life and until her health compelled her to give up those things. She was always ready to render a kindness and help those whom she could help.
She took special interest in the Legion Auxiliary after the World War, and was one of the chief promoters of this organization. She had a great regard for those who paid the supreme sacrifice for their country and alway took a keen interest in the promoting of the Decoration Day ceremonies.
She was a devoted mother and even though all married one seemed to enjoy above all other things, having her family about her in her own home. The regard for her as a mother seemed to be mutual between the children and, although financial opportunities might have lured others from the parental home, not one of her family lived out of this immediate vicinity.
Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon , conducted by Rev. Doubleday of the Mt Ayr Friends church and assisted by Rev. T.B. Smith of Alton. Internment was made in the Alton cemetery.
Elma, daughter of Sarah and Allen Broyles, was born at Barnes City, Iowa November 28, 1869 and departed this live at her home in Alton, Kansas, April 14, 1933 at the age of 63 years, 5 months, and 16 days.
- Created by: Carrie George-Nichols
- Added: 7 May 2013
- Find A Grave Memorial 110177928
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elma M. Broyles McClellan (28 Nov 1869–14 Apr 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110177928, citing Sumner Cemetery, Alton, Osborne County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Carrie George-Nichols (contributor 47329389) .