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 Juliet Willella Ella <I>Shaver</I> Ahlers

Juliet Willella "Ella" Shaver Ahlers

Death 12 Dec 1915 (aged 58)
Burial Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, USA
Plot Masonic, Lot 59, Grave 3
Memorial ID 38908408 · View Source
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Died at her home in Weimar, Texas, Saturday, December 12, 1915, Mrs. Ella Ahlers, Age, 58 years. She was born at Fayetteville, Fayette county, Texas, and was married to Mr. Louis Ahlers in 1886. Two children were born to this union - Ben and Henry Ahlers. Mrs. Ahlers was left a widow when her boys were 2 and 4 years old. The deceased was a Miss Ella Shaver, sister of our townsmen, Messrs. W. S. and P. J. Shaver. Surprise and sorrow filled the hearts of our people when they learned of her death, which was very sudden and unexpected; although she was an invalid for a number of years, she was not confined to her bed. Diabetes being the main cause. Mrs. Ahlers has been a widow for 23 years, the shock of her husband's death undermined her health, yet she fought the battle of life for her children's sake, often remarking that if God in His Goodness would let her live to see her boys grown and self sustaining she would be glad to go and join her companion, whom she idolized, and who spoiled her like a baby. Ella, before her health gave away, was an excellent nurse and was ever ready to administer to the sick and afflicted, did everything in her power for everyone around her, was a woman who never showed resentment or harbored ill feelings towards anyone, her only weakness was her sensitiveness about her boys, because as she has often said, she had to be both mother and father to them. She was a member of the Methodist Church from early girlhood, was strict with her children and made them attend Church and Sunday school, her watch care over their spiritual welfare has left its imprint upon their character and lives. A devoted mother, a living wife and an affectionate daughter and sister has gone at last to rest. Got saw that she had suffered enough so he sent death, the healer, to set her spirit free. May He still watch over her boys and beloved relatives and comfort them in this dark hour, and at last reunite them around His throne where there will be no more farewells spoken.

Can I not walk with meek content,
The path that Jesus trod?
Can I not bear the sorrow sent,
To bring me near to God?
Oh! With submission may my eyes,
Be ever fixed on thee,
That far beyond earth's cloudy skies,
Thy sunlight I may see.

K. M. B.

The active pall bearers were Will F. Miller, Leon F. Baar, Geo. Herder, Jr., H. J. Insall, Dr. E. B. Gelsendorff, Chas. Ammann.

The Honorary pall bearers were Dr. Chas. G. Cook, W. A. Baar, T. A. Hill, Geo. Herder, Sr., Fred Hillje of San Antonio, Sam K. Seymour of Columbus, A. P. Shatto, J. J. Armstrong, Sr., Dr. Adolf Potthast, Prof. J. W. Holt, H. Brasher, H. Birkmann.

The funeral services ere held Sunday afternoon at the Masonic cemetery, Rev. Roy G. Rader, Methodist minister officiating.

Weimar Mercury, December 17, 1915
Transcribed by David Hahn

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  • Created by: Jay Skelton
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 38908408
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Juliet Willella "Ella" Shaver Ahlers (6 Apr 1857–12 Dec 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38908408, citing Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jay Skelton (contributor 46839500) .