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THE WESTERN STAR, 31 January 1913

After an illness extending through several months, Mrs. W. H. Sickler died at 10:00 p.m. on last Saturday, January 25, 1913, at her home in this city. Her condition of health had been critical for some time, hence death was not unexpected. She had suffered from a complication of ailments which resulted in a dropsical condition. Her suffering at times was intense, yet she was patient and uncomplaining through it all. She approached death with no fears, but with the faith, the hope and the peace of a genuine christian. Loving hands had administered to her every need and all that the best medical skill could suggest was done for her, yet her physical condition gradually weakened until death relieved her of her suffering.

Martha Elmira Elliott was born in Trenton, Iowa, on December 27, 1852. At the time of death her age was, therefore, 60 years and 30 days. At the age of 18, in Pellam Iowa, she was married to William Henry Sickler. In the fall of 1844, Mr. and Mrs. Sickler moved to Comanche county, locating on Kiowa creek a few miles north of Protection. About 12 years ago the family moved to this city. Mr. Sickler died on November 8, 1906. Mrs. Sickler has a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this county. She was a friend to all, a good neighbor and a devoted wife and mother. At the age of 22 years she united with the Baptist church, but about 15 years ago she became a member of the Presbyterian church in Coldwater and continued through the remainder of her life to be a faithful member of that society. The deceased is survived by one son, Chas. B. Sickler, of this county, and by two daughters, Mrs. Nellie M. Deppink, of Beaver county, Okla., and Mrs. Ada Smith of this county.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the Presbyterian church, the pastor, Rev. W. B. Leonard, being in charge. The church was crowded and the services were very impressive throughout. Interment was made beside her husband in the Coldwater cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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