Nellie <I>Scott</I> Sturman

Nellie Scott Sturman

Birth
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 1924 (aged 26–27)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 41243228 · View Source
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The funeral service for Mrs. Guy C. Sturman, who passed away in the Swedish hospital, Seattle, following an operation, last Wednesday night, were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church. The funeral party arrived from the coast Friday night and included Mr. Sturman, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Scott and Miss Anna Scott of Olympia.

The church was thronged for the funeral. A native of this county and a resident here all her life except when away at school, Mrs. Sturman had coulntless friends and all who could, assembled to pay their last tribute to her memory. The floral offerings probably surpassed both in number and in elborateness of design, those of any funeral held here in many years. There were flowers from friends and beautiful floral designs from fraternal orders, insititutions and state officials. Gov. L. F. Hart sent a magnificent spray of chrysanthemums which arrived just before the hour of the service. A committee of the Eastern Star took charge and arranged the flowers about the altar rail and platform during the morning hours.

Rev. H. S. Randall had charge of the services. He addressed the congreation briefly, setting for the ideal of "abiding city" as the goal for human aspiration. Rev. H. B. Mann of the German Methodist church spoke briefly and presented the comfort of the Christian faith to those who were left to mourn. A quartet composed of Mrs. M. B. Reese, Mrs. N. C. Donalds and Messrs. D. J. Behringer and C. A Sprague sang "In Heavenly Love Abiding" and "Jesus Savior Pilot Me". Mrs. Reese accompanied by Mrs. J. C. Kittle, piano, sang a beautiful solo, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought".

The pallbearers were John R. Mooon, S. Everet Edward, R. S. Newland, Henry Danekas, Wallace M. Leonard, J. M Koch. Ushers were W. H. Martin, Lee S. Wood and I. W. Thomsen. ---------

Nellie L. Scott was born at Ritzvile, April 13, 1897. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Scott, long-time residents of Adams county, now Olympia where Mr. Scott is State Director of Conservation and Development. Nellie was born on the old Scott place six miles west of Ritzville now owned by Henry Danekas. ----Nellie graduated high school in 1915 and later attended Washington State College for several years. On her return home she worked as a bookkeeper at the Ricker Motor Company and continued this work at intervals after her marriage. She was united in marriage to Guy Sturman May 14, 1921. Mr. Sturman is county engineer for Adams county-----

Mrs. Sturam was from girlhood an active member of the First Congregational church. She was also an active member of the Eastern Star, the Woman's Relief Corps, and the P. E. O., the Womans Club and the W. M. N.Club. She leaves her husband, her parents, four sisters; Anna, Wilma, Alma and Verna and one brother, Kennedy.--

As Rev. Randall well said at the funeral: "A useful and honored member of society, a kind sister, a loving dutiful daughter and a true devoted wife has gone-she laid down life in devotion to a high and sacred idea."

The Journal Times January 17, 1924 Courtsey of Sue Gardner & gapwork90


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  • Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 27 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41243228
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie Scott Sturman (13 Apr 1897–1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41243228, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Scott Bolliger (contributor 49600767) .