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 Emma <I>Loucks</I> Christophel

Emma Loucks Christophel

Birth
Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Death 16 Nov 1937 (aged 52)
Burial Southwest, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 27762260 · View Source
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Christophel. ­Emma, daughter of Jonas and Anna (Ramer) Loucks, wife of Ira Christophel, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 21, 1884. She was converted in her youth, accepting Christ as her personal Saviour, and united with the Mennonite Church at Yellow Creek. She had much joy in her Christian fellowship and was a faithful attendant at services as long as health permitted. On May 30, 1903, she was united in marriage to Ira Christophel of Elkhart Co., Ind. This union was blessed with 6 children (Carl of Elkhart, Esther of Goshen, Harold of Clarksville, Mich.; Florence, Miriam and James at home). She had been in failing health for about a year, suffering from heart ailment and complications. Early in the year she was bedfast but improved enough to be able to attend Sunday morning services again and also to visit friends. She attended communion services on Sunday, Nov.7, and was at church on the 14th. She appreciated these privileges very much. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, she spent the afternoon with her aged father and step-mother. She enjoyed this occasion very much and seemed to be in very good spirits. She spent the evening at home with Miriam and James while the remainder of the family attended services at Yellow Creek. Soon after Bro. Christophel retired Sister Christophel called him stating that she was ill. He gave her the usual help and called the physician but all help possible was of no avail. She peacefully passed on at about 10:30; aged 52 y. 10 m. 26 d. She leaves her beloved companion and children, her aged father and step-mother, 2 brothers (Martin and Ephraim Loucks), 1 sister (Florence ­ Mrs. Aaron Mumaw) also a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Virgil Weaver and D. A. Yoder.
"Mother, we will miss thee oftn,
When we see the vacant chair;
But we know that God in heaven,
Doth our heartaches help to bear.
We will meet thee soon in heaven
When our voyage of life is o'er,
And in yonder streets in heaven
Where we will meet to part no more."

Transcribed by Charlotte McKenna, Oregon

Gospel Herald Vol. XXX No. 41 January 6, 1938


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  • Created by: Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett
  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27762260
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Loucks Christophel (21 Dec 1884–16 Nov 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762260, citing Yellow Creek Brick Cemetery, Southwest, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Y Lowe Shifflett (contributor 46796232) .