Adeline <I>Nightingale</I> Becker

Adeline Nightingale Becker

Galva, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
Death 11 Jun 1996 (aged 92)
Moundridge, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
Burial Moundridge, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 17485082 · View Source
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Obit from Messenger of Truth Issue 16, 1996:

Adeline Nightingale Becker was born on February 23, 1904, in McPherson County, Kansas. She was the daughter of Henry and Maria Ratzlaff Nightingale. Mother passed from this life on June 11, 1996, at the Moundridge Manor, Moundridge, Kansas. Her life spanned ninety years, death resulting from complications of old age.
Mother spent her childhood in the Galva, Kansas, community. During her early teens she answered God's call to salvation, and upon her confession of faith she was baptized on December 18, 1919, at the Lone Tree Church, Galva, Kansas. She treasured and upheld the faith throughout her lifetime.
Mother married our father, Ervin J. Becker, on November 7, 1926. Two sons and seven daughters were born to their home. Our parents farmed near Canton, Kansas, for a time and then in the Galva, Kansas, community and eventually retired in Moundridge, Kansas. Mother and Dad enjoyed over sixty years of marriage until Dad was called home on April 8, 1987.
Following the passing of Mother, we reflect on her life and the influence it left upon each one of us. Dearest in our memory are the prayers our mother sent heavenward in our behalf. This she did often. Shortly before her passing, her nurse witnessed Mother praying for her children, mentioning each by name. Although we grieve at Mother's passing, we thank God for her life and commit her to our heavenly Father. It is our desire to meet her in heaven someday.
Remaining following Mother's departure are: two sons: Leroy and wife Mildred, Moundridge, Kansas; John and wife Minnie, Newton, Kansas; seven daughters: Marcella and husband Sam Koehn, DeRidder, Louisiana; Wilma and husband Harry Nightingale, Galva, Kansas; Doris and husband Eddie Unruh, Halstead, Kansas; Nadine and husband Bob Unruh; and LaVaun and husband Franklin Wenger, Moundridge, Kansas; Deola and husband Carl Wenger, Walnut Hill, Florida; and Judy and husband Harold Koehn, Montezuma, Kansas; thirty-five grandchildren, sixty-five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Mother was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and nine sisters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on June 14, 1996, at the Gospel Mennonite Church, Moundridge, Kansas. Ministers Kenneth Koehn, Doyle Johnson, and Dale Koehn officiated. Burial was in the Lone Tree Church Cemetery, Galva, Kansas.

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