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 Sophia Ellen <I>Souders</I> Gebhart

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Sophia Ellen Souders Gebhart

Birth
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Feb 1911 (aged 56)
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 21106645 View Source

DAILY REVIEW 2/14/1911

MRS. SOPHIE GEBHART DIED AT 1 OCLOCK TUESDAY MORNING AT THE FAMILY APARTMENTS IN THE GEBHART BLOCK ON N WATER STREET. SHE HAD BEEN AILING FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS FROM KIDNEY TROUBLE BUT WAS ABLE TO BE UP AND ABOUT THE HOUSE MOST OF THE TIME. SHE HAD APPEARED BETTER THAN USUAL FOR SEVERAL DAYS AND WAS ESPECIALLY ACTIVE MONDAY EVENING. SHE ATE A HEARTY SUPPER AND REMAINED UP UNTIL AFTER 11 OCLOCK. FINALLY SHE WENT ALL ABOUT THE APARTMENTS TO SEE THAT ALL THE WINDOWS WERE CLOSED AND THEN RETIRED. AT 1 OCLOCK SHE WAS TAKEN WITH CONVULSIONS, GOING FROM ONE SPASM INTO ANOTHER. THIS CONTINUED TILL 1 OCLOCK WHEN DEATH RELIEVED HER.

TO DECATUR IN 1872

MRS. GEBHART WAS FIFTY SEVEN YEARS OLD. SHE WAS BORN IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PA AND WAS MARRIED THERE IN 1869 TO ADAM FLETCHER GEBHART. THEY MOVED TO DECATUR IN 1872. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND AND THE FOLLOWING SEVEN CHILDREN: P. W. GEBHART, J. O. GEBHART, GROVER GEBHART, H. S. GEBHART, MRS. F. W. WILLIAMS, MRS. L. C. PECK AND MRS. R. P. OWEN. SHE ALSO LEAVES THREE SISTERS AND TWO BROTHERS IN PENNNSYLVANIA.
MRS. GEBHART WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS. SHE WAS A GOOD, CHRISTIAN WOMAN AND THE KINDEST OF MOTHERS. HER LIFES INTEREST WAS CENTERED IN HER HOME AND HER FAMILY AND SHE WAS HELD IN HIGH REGARD BY ALL WHO KNEW HER.

FUNERAL

THE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THERE WILL BE A SHORT SERVICE AT THE THE HOUSE AT 2 OCLOCK FOLLOWED BY REGULAR SERVICES AT 2:30 AT THE F. U. BRETHREN CHURCH. REV. E. H. SHUEY WILL OFFICIATE WITH BURIAL IN GREENWOOD CEMETERY. THE CASKET WILL NOT BE OPEN AT THE CHURCH. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE RESIDENCE UP TO 2 PM.

MRS. GEBHART WAS LATER REMOVED TO FAIRLAWN CEMETERY.

Thanks to Janet Donner for this information.


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