Obituary of Young Wife and Mother, Native of this Township

Mary S. Schrader was born near Egan, Illinois on November 12, 1875, and died on February 18, 1915, aged 39 years, 3 months, and 7 days.

She was united in marriage to Charles T. Schelling on November 2, 1898. To this union, two children were born; Lavere V. and Marjorie L., aged 9 and 4 years respectively.

Mrs. Schelling was converted and baptized by Rev. W. E. Mosier, and joined the United Brethren Church. She had been a faithful and consistant member of the church for 25 years. She was one of those unassuming Christians whose fidelity was never questioned. Those who knew her best, loved her the most.

Her sickness was of short duration, and all that could be done to lengthen her life, and bring comfort to her was performed by those who were nearest and dearest to her.

On last Thursday, it was known that Mrs. Schelling was very sick and on the morning following, the sad news came from her home that she had died at 4 a.m.

The funeral was held in the United Brethren Church on Sunday. Rev. W. C. South assisted by Rev. J. L. Buckwalter of Mt. Carroll officiated. Rev. Buckwalter was the minister who united Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Schelling in marriage. The wedding gown that the deceased had worn when she became Mr. Schelling's bride also became the shroud in which she was laid to rest. She leaves a husband and two children, a mother, and one brother, and a host of relatives. She has entered into rest and died in the faith and confidence of Christian hope and as the poet McNeil has said:

"There are golden links now binding,
To a bright, a shining shore,
And the chain, so dear, is dearer,
As our friends go on before,
They are going, swiftly going,
We shall see them here no more,
There are golden links now holding,
Our feet in the narrow way,
And the chain, so strong, is stronger,
As they pass to eternal day.
They are passing, swiftly passing,
Those golden links, from the earth to heaven away"

Thus has a good wife, a kind mother, and a friend to all who knew her, gone from our midst. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Lightsville. Chester G. Pyper, Samuel S. Sprecher, Jacob D. Palmer, F. L. Ayres, Dr. W. E. Pruner, and George G. Myers, acting as pall bearers.

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