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 Lillie Elizabeth <I>Spaetzel</I> Bleam

Lillie Elizabeth Spaetzel Bleam

Ontario, Canada
Death 28 Jul 1928 (aged 76)
Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Alto, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 41997013 · View Source
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b: Apr 9 1852 - Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada

Married Dilman Blean in 1889 Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

1.Adeline Bleam 1891-1815, m. John Overholt
..Children George, Lily, Homer

2.Arthur Bleam 1893-1964, m. Florence Hanford
..children 4 Arthur, Thelma, Almon, Marion

3.Albert Bleam 1895-1961, m. Ruth Zook
..Children Lillian, Wilma, Velma, Marion

4.Angeline Bleam 1901-1984, m. George Skedgell
..Children Dorothy, Donald, George, Gerald, Wayne

Bleam. - Lilly Elizabeth, daughter of William and Lilly Spaetzel, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 9, 1852. She was united in marriage to Dilman Bleam in Waterloo Co., Ont., and came with him to his parent's home in Bowne, Mich., where they lived for a time. They then went back to Canada where they lived for four years after which they came again to Bowne and she has since lived on the Bleam homestead, where she reared her family of four children and devotedly cared for her husband's parents and invalid sister while they lived. Her eldest daughter, Mrs. Adeline Overholt, passed away in Feb. 1914 and her husband Dilman Bleam passed away Dec. 26, 1926. Mrs. Bleam united with the Mennonite Church in her early married life and her daily life in the home and elsewhere gave plenty of evidence of the fruits of a true devoted Christian life. She was very meek and humble in her manners, kind and gentle to all, and devoted to her home and loved ones. Hers was a life filled with hard work, much sorrow and many cares, but she never wavered in doing her duty and sacrificed health, mentally and bodily in her efforts to be faithful. She had been in very poor health for several years during which time she was tenderly cared for by her son, Albert and wife with whom she lived. She passed away at her home July 28, 1928; aged 76 y. 3 m. 19 d. She is survived by her three children: Albert, at the home; Arthur, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Angeline Skedgill of Hastings; also ten grandchildren; two brothers, Davis Spaetzel of Saniac Co. Mich., Samuel Spaetzel of Buffalo, N. Y., and a host of other relatives and friends.
Sweetly rest, our dearest mother,
In the arms of Him who knows,
All the heartaches, cares, and sorrows,
That have been your lot here below.
Funeral services conducted by D. A. Yoder and Aldus Brackbill. Text, Psa. 23.

Obit may also be found at the Mennonite Archive Obit website.

Courtesy of Bushong Weiss 47042370 

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  • Created by: Susan Beardsley
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 41997013
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lillie Elizabeth Spaetzel Bleam (9 Apr 1852–28 Jul 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41997013, citing Mennonite Cemetery, Alto, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Susan Beardsley (contributor 47033136) .