Waggoner, Mary Ellen (Murphy) – Obituary

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Aunt Ellen Waggoner, a dear old lady who numbered her friends by the score, passed away last Saturday forenoon at her home in Odebolt, after a long illness. She had been confined to her home for several years with rheumatism, and later was afflicted with a disease of the kidneys. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon by Rev. W. A. Black, pastor of the Methodist church.

Mary Ellen Murphy was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1838. December 22, 1857 she was married to Henry Waggoner, and sixteen years later they moved to Cumberland County in the same state. In 1881 they came to this county and were tenants on the Cook farm for several years, later moving to what is now the Lookout farm, three miles west of Odebolt, where Mr. Waggoner died February 24, 1895. In 1897 the deceased moved to Odebolt.

Mrs. Waggoner was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom survived. A son died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Ida Miles, died in New York state three years ago. The living are James C. of Randolph, Nebraska; Kate, wife of S. E. Wonderly of New Kingston, Pennsylvania; Albert B. of Wheeler township, this county; Harry of Odebolt, Edward of Lacona, New York; Phoebe, wife of Philip Heneman of Fostoria; Cyrus K. of Mallard, Iowa; Emma wife of Arthur Colvin of Pulaski, New York; and John of Odebolt. James, Albert, Harry, Phoebe, Cyrus and John were present at the funeral.

Aunt Ellen was beloved by all who knew her. She was always ready with aid and sympathy for the afflicted and her death will be mourned by many who were the recipients of her kindness. She was an active member, until her health failed, of the Women’s Relief Corps and was held in affectionate regard by her sister members. She was a faithful wife, and on children ever had a more devoted mother. She endured her suffering without complaint, and in sickness as in health was ever amiable and cheerful.

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Nancy Streck

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AccessGenealogy.com. United States Obituaries. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 20 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/iowa/waggoner-mary-ellen-murphy-obituary.htm - Last updated on May 2nd, 2013

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