Alice May <I>Bierly</I> Robert

Alice May Bierly Robert

Preble County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Apr 1926 (aged 54)
Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA
Burial West Alexandria, Preble County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 14351350 · View Source
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Had Been a Lifelong Resident of
this Community; Funeral
Held Saturday
Mrs. Alice Robert, age 54 years, passed away at her home here last Thursday morning, after an illness of about a year and a half. Death was caused by cancer.

Mrs. Robert had been a resident of this village since last September, moving here from the Shiloh district, southeast of Lewisburg, where she had lived for 18 years. She was born and reared south of town and spent practically all of her life in this vicinity.

Funeral services were conducted in the Shiloh Lutheran church, southeast of here, Saturday morning, with Rev. Geo. F. Dittmar, the pastor, in charge. Burial was made in the Lexington cemetery, beside the grave of her husband who died three years ago.

Surviving her are five daughters, Mrs. Oscar Gebhart and Mrs. Ruth Hutton of Dayton, and Mrs. Irene Early, of near Brookville, and Mary and Phoebe Robert, at home; tow sons, Herbert, Dayton, and John; five brothers, Cleve, Everett and Art Bierly, of this place; Herbert Bierly of Crooksville, and Frank Bierly, of Eaton, and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie House, of West Alexandria, and Mrs. Chas. Shileds(sic), of this village.
Obituary of Mrs.
Alice Robert

Alice May Bierly was born on January 1, 1872, on a farm south of Lewisburg and died at her home in this village on Thursday morning, April 1, 1926, at the age of 54 years and three months.

Her father's name was Milton Bierly and her mother's maiden name was Phebe Ann Reichard. She was reared to womanhood in the family home which was known as the Loxlay(sic) homestead south of Lewisburg. She was the oldest child in a family of ten children. The names of her two sisters and seven brothers, are as follows: Mrs. Hattie House, who lives near West Alexandria, Frank of near Eaton, Mrs. Josephine Shields, Ben, who was killed in a street car accident in Dayton last August, Artie, Herbert of Crooksville, Cleve, Ralph, who died a year ago last December and Everet. The Mother died two years ago last January and the Father died in February eight years ago.

She was united in marriage to Henry Robert on February 26, 1899 by the Rev. Samuel Leedy. Nine children were born to this union seven of who are living. The names of the children are as follows: Harriet Ethel, Mrs. Oscar Gebhart, of Dayton; Ruth Helen, Mrs. Lawrence Hutton; Chester Roy(sic) who died in 1913 at the age of nine; Fayette, who died in infancy in 1910; Mary Ellen and Phoebe Margaret, age eight.

After marriage she and her husband lived in Indiana for a year. Returning from there they lived on different farms around Arlington and Brookville. About eighteen years ago they moved to the home on the Enterprise road where she lived until after the death of her husband, May 18, 1923. Last September she came to Lewisburg.

In her younger days she was a member of the Reformed church but when the family moved into the vicinity of Shiloh they all united with Shiloh Lutheran church of which she was a faithful member up to the time of her death. She had a deep appreciation for the Sunday School and church and was always regular at the services while she was able. she was deeply concerned that her children should be reared in the church and that they should remain faithful to its teachings.

She suffered from the dreaded disease, cancer, for several years. This became malignant some six months ago but she was able to wait on herself until quite recently. During the last few weeks she declined very perceptably(sic). She grew gradually weaker. The end came very gently on Thursday morning early when death came as a welcome release and she entered Rest.

She bore her affliction with great courage and remarkable patience. She was confronted with great trials but she did not complain. Her trust was in God who would solve all perplexities and care for the orphaned children. She could truly say "God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid." From girlhood she has had the love and esteem of those who knew her best. She was calm and quiet with an unfaltering trust in the right.

Her death because of the long and sever suffering is looked upon by her friends as a great relief, but the heartfelt sympathy of friends and neighbors goes out to the orphaned children who have lost a kind, good and noble mother.

Those left to mourn are the children mentioned above and four grandchildren. there is also the family of Mrs. Lucy Eck, who died last year leaving husband and four children, and Jesse Robert of Chicago, daughter and son of her husband by a previous marriage. Besides these is a large circle of other more distant relatives and friends who mourn her passing in the strength and pride of womanhood with deepest sorrow.

And friends, dear friends – when it shall be
That this last breath is gone from me,
And round my bier ye come to weep,
Let one, most loving of you all,
Say, "Not a tear must o'er her fall;
He giveth His beloved, sleep.
We extend our sincere thanks to to(sic) all those who so kindly assisted us in many ways during the illness and at the death of our mother; also those who sent floral tributes.

The Children.


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