Shelby  County  Indiana

Whitacre / Whitaker

March, 1917
Mrs. Noah Whitaker Passes Away
          Mrs. Mary Addaline Whitaker,  aged 50 years, wife of  Noah Whitaker, passed away on Saturday morning at half past eight o’clock at her home, following a brief illness of peritonitis and complications.  She became ill on Monday and on Friday all the members of her family were summoned to her bedside.  By her leaving, the family feels the loss of a devoted wife and mother, the church a faithful and earnest working member, and her friends, her cheerfulness of welcome she extended in her home life.  Surviving are the husband, four daughters and two sons:  Joe Whitaker, of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Nellie Jessup, of southeast of here;  Mrs. Gertie Cross, of this place;  Mrs. Flossie Moore, of near Knightstown;  Leona  and  Wilford, at home; and two sisters,  Mrs. Joseph Fiscus, of Geneva, and  Mrs. John Greenwell, of Shelbyville.
          The deceased was a resident of this place for over fifteen years.  The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the East St. Christian Church, after a brief service at the late residence.  The Rev. D. E. Hanna, pastor, of Indianapolis, conducted the services, offering prayer and reading from the Scripture.  His words of tribute to the dead, and those of comfort to the family, were impressive.  A quartette composed of  Mrs. M. F. Lovett,  Mrs. H. T. Beher,  J. A. Lineback  and  W. C. Pierce  rendered two songs, "Nearer Home," and " We Are Going Down the Valley."  There were a number of beautiful floral pieces.
          The pall bearers were:  Frank Reddick,  Noah Reddick,  J. F. Tweedy,  H. G. Conoway,  Ora Siler  and  Roy Herkless.
          Those from a distance who attended the services here were:  Joe Whitaker and family, of Indianapolis;  Frank Jessup and family; and  Ira Moore and family;  Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fiscus, of near Geneva;  Mr. and Mrs. John Greenwell, of Shelbyville;  Mrs. James Honey, of Moscow;  Mrs. Norman Crum, Mrs. Earle Readle  and  Mrs. Nan Hendricks, of Rushville, and  Mrs. John Duncan  and daughter,  Mrs. Will Kyser, of New Castle.
          The body was taken to Moscow, where further services were held, and laid to rest.

Dear Lord, doth it offend Thee that we weep,
Sad tears of sorrow for the loved who sleep,
for loving lips that once were wont to press,
their kisses on us in a sweet caress.

          Mary Addaline Peek, daughter of  Hiram  and  Jane Peek, was born September 6, 1866, and departed this life March 10, 1917, age 50 years, 6 mos., and 3 days.  She was married to Noah Whitaker, July 3, 1884.  This union was blessed with six children,  Joe,  Mrs. Nellie Jessup,  Mrs. Gertie Cross,  Mrs. Ira Moore,  Leona, and baby  Wilford.  They with the husband, four grandchildren, two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends survive her.
          She confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Christian Church in the fall of 1899.

Sleep, loved one, and take your rest,
God called you home, He thought it best.
‘Twas hard to part from thee,
But Christ’s strong arms supporting thee.
Will you come to my grave since my spirit has fled
And my body is lowered down with the dead,
And this heart that once loved you is turning to clay,
And in Calvary dews are passing away.

Card of Thanks.
We are deeply grateful to those who ministered during our bereavement.
                      Noah Whitaker and Children.
Submitted by Nancy Saulmon

The  Herald
Grand Forks, North Dakota
January 7, 1910
          New London, Ia., -- Joseph Corwin Whitaker, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home here.  Mr. Whitaker was born at Shelbyville, Ind., May 12, 1828.  In 1851 he was married to  Emily P. Jones, of Richmond, Ind.  He is survived by his widow and eight children.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

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