Mrs. Susan A. Schelling passed away at her home in Leaf River on Tuesday morning at 11:15 after a brief illness.
Mrs. Schelling who was 97 years old at her death lived in Leaf River for the past 41 years. Her sunny disposition and kindly attitude toward all made her one of the most highly esteemed and beloved mothers in the community.
She was an active member of the United Brethren Church as long as her health permitted.
The former Susan A. Henan was born in New York state July 20, 1842, and came to this community with her parents, at the age of four years in a covered wagon. She was united in marriage with Henry Schelling, January 14, 1861, in Freeport. They settled on a farm in this community. To this union, 11 children were born; Frank, William A., Charles T., and Arthur, all of Leaf River; Bert of Rockford; and United States Navy Commander John M. Schelling, Balboa, Canal Zone; Mrs. Irene Clevidence of Stratford, and Mrs. Jennie Jones of Leaf River. Mr. Schelling preceded her in death, June 7, 1925, as did a son, Dallas, and two daughters; Mrs. Lillie M. Clevidence and Mrs. Mary E. Stanley.
She leaves to mourn her passing; eight children, 34 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday (today) at 1:30 p.m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at the United Brethren Church. The Rev. R. V. Strole will officiate and burial will be made in Lightsville Cemetery.