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Opal May Fath

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Opal May Fath

Birth
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Death
6 Jun 1932 (aged 37)
Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA
Burial
Monte Vista, Rio Grande County, Colorado, USA Add to Map
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The following is contributed by LJF (47067449):

Miss Opal Fath, daughter of Chas. and Mittie Scherer Fath, died at the country home of her parents on Monday June 6. The funeral services were held at Monte Vista, and burial was made there, although the exact time of the funeral is not know here at this time by relatives.

Opal May Fath was born near Hillsboro on May 6, 1895, and at the time of her death she was 37 hears and 1 month old. Her parents were both members of pioneer Montgomery county families, and at the time of their daughter's birth the were living on the former George Beck farm, now owned by Roscoe Beck, south of Hillsboro, which they rented. In April, 1905, when the deceased was nine years old, Mr. and Mrs. Fath moved to Colorado, and settled on a farm near Monte Vista, and their home has been there since then. When Opal Fath was a young girl of fourteen, she became ill, suffering from an obscure sickness similar to paralysis, which permanently disabled her and from which she never recovered, while during the last five years of her life, she was a helpless invalid. Every care and opportunity to regain her health that hope held out, was utilized, and many different physicians attempted to restore her to health, but all efforts were useless, and for twenty-three years, almost a quarter of a century, she suffered. She was patient and uncomplaining during the long years in which ill-health afflicted her, and bore her trouble with cheerfulness and courage.

Besides her parents, the deceased is survived by one sister, Spray, the wife of Elo Erickson, of Monte Vista. Mrs. Rudolph Luddeke and Robert Scherer, of Hillsboro, are the aunt and uncle of the deceased, and she has many other relatives in the county.
The following is contributed by LJF (47067449):

Miss Opal Fath, daughter of Chas. and Mittie Scherer Fath, died at the country home of her parents on Monday June 6. The funeral services were held at Monte Vista, and burial was made there, although the exact time of the funeral is not know here at this time by relatives.

Opal May Fath was born near Hillsboro on May 6, 1895, and at the time of her death she was 37 hears and 1 month old. Her parents were both members of pioneer Montgomery county families, and at the time of their daughter's birth the were living on the former George Beck farm, now owned by Roscoe Beck, south of Hillsboro, which they rented. In April, 1905, when the deceased was nine years old, Mr. and Mrs. Fath moved to Colorado, and settled on a farm near Monte Vista, and their home has been there since then. When Opal Fath was a young girl of fourteen, she became ill, suffering from an obscure sickness similar to paralysis, which permanently disabled her and from which she never recovered, while during the last five years of her life, she was a helpless invalid. Every care and opportunity to regain her health that hope held out, was utilized, and many different physicians attempted to restore her to health, but all efforts were useless, and for twenty-three years, almost a quarter of a century, she suffered. She was patient and uncomplaining during the long years in which ill-health afflicted her, and bore her trouble with cheerfulness and courage.

Besides her parents, the deceased is survived by one sister, Spray, the wife of Elo Erickson, of Monte Vista. Mrs. Rudolph Luddeke and Robert Scherer, of Hillsboro, are the aunt and uncle of the deceased, and she has many other relatives in the county.


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