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Obituary of   Nellie M (Shull) Wise

07 JAN 1932
St. Joe News, St. Joe, Indiana    

The death of Mrs. Nellie Wise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cadmus Shull of Coburn’s Corners, occurred Sunday evening, and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Alton Cemetery.  Obituary will appear next week.

Thursday  14 JAN 1932 
St. Joe News, St. Joe, Indiana

Nellie M. Shull, daughter of C. C. and S. E. Shull, was born in Springfield Township, Allen County, Indiana, September 12, 1903.  The family lived there until she was three and a half years of age, when her parents moved to the J. E. Dermott farm which has been her home for twenty-five years.

She graduated from Spencerville High School and attended college at Springfield, Ohio, one year.  She then taught one term in the public schools of Defiance County.  

On May 22, 1926, she was united in marriage with Hollis Wise and they have made their home on the farm of her parents since that date.   When she was about fourteen years of age, she united with the Church of Christ at Coburn’s Corners and she has continued in the faith to the close of her life. 

On the last of May, 1933 she suffered a severe attack of the flu.  This was followed by pneumonia and this in turn by a baffling, wasting illness which in spite of the skill of the doctors and the loving care of her family and friends, grew steadily.  Toward the last she suffered intensely, recovery seemed impossible even relief hopeless.  Her body became a prison house of pain and at last her supreme desire was to be released.   She wanted her children to be told that she was asleep.  And thus she passed from her home here to the “house of many mansions.”  At the age of 18 years, 3 months, and 22 days.

One brother, George H. Shull and one sister, Bertha E. Shull have preceded her in death.  She leaves of her immediate family, besides her bereaved husband and sorrowing parents, one sister, Mrs. Guy Platter, and her three children, the twins, Jay Irene and June Maxine and the baby, Mary Lou.  These together with other relatives and many friends will cherish her in loving memory. 

The funeral was held from the church at Coburn’s Corners with J. O. Rose officiating, assisted by Walter Coburn.  Burial in Alton cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS  We express our sincere appreciation for the kindness shown by our neighbors and friends during the long illness of our wife and daughter and in her death.

The Husband, Father, Mother, and Sister.                                          






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