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THE WESTERN STAR, 21 March 1913
Obituary of ELIZA SHIMER
Death of Mrs. J. P. Shimer.

Mrs. J. P. Shimer, died at 11 a.m. yesterday, March 20, 1913, at her home in Shimer tp., this county. She had been on poor health for some time and death came as a result of a gradual decline in strength and vitality. Mrs. Shimer was born on September 4, 1833, in Carlisle, Cumberland county, Penn. Hence, at the time of her death she was 78 years, 6 months and 16 days. From Pennsylvania, Mrs. Shimer, who was Miss Eliza Chumms, moved to Madison county, Indiana, and in 1870 she went to Benton county, Iowa. She was married on November 1, 1857, to J. P. Shimer, while a resident of Indiana. In March, 1885, Mr. and Mrs.
Shimer moved from Iowa to this county, settling in Shimer tp. Mr. Shimer died on February 5, 1905. The surviving children are; Chas. Shimer of Waynoka, Okla., Mrs. A. M. Fitzgerald of Coats, Kansas, Mrs. C. T. Sanders and Mrs. B. F. Kocher of Benton county, Iowa, and Benton C. and John Shimer and Mrs. George W. Bain of this county, all of whom were present at the mother's death.

Mrs. Shimer was a quiet and very home like woman, true and faithful to every duty as wife and mother. Funeral services were held this morning at the home, after which interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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