Obit: Van Fleet, Evangeling (1854 - 1933)

Transcriber:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Van Fleet, Cummingham, Blish, Bailey, Daam, Short, Kellner

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1 Feb. 1934

Van Fleet, Evangeline (25 Jan. 1854 - 32 Dec. 1933)

Evangeline Cunningham, daughter of Ambrose and Elizabeth Cunningham, was born at Caldwell, Ohio, January 25, 1854 and entered into rest" at the Richland Hospital on Sunday morning, December 31, 1933, aged 79 years, 11 months and 6 days.

She was united in marriage to John W. Van Fleet on January 24, 1874. The first home was made in Ohio, later the family moved to Wisconsin, which has since been their home.

Six children were born to this union, three dying in infancy, three daughters, Leona, Minnie and Dora, growing to womanhood. Dora Van Daam survives, but the husband, Minnie and Leona Short, were "looking this way" and welcomed her into God’s Upper Garden, where she can rest from her labors. She said "Good Night" here but "Good Morning" there.

With the years, one loved one after another slipped "behind the vale" into eternity and her life grow more lonely, earthly ties were severed and the portals of heaven seemed nearer and this dear rare soul watched in the calm of life’s Sabbath afternoon until the twilight of evening came, darkness fell and she could go home to her Heavenly Father’s house.

"The shadows shall be lengthened at eventide but the morning breaketh and the shadows flee away."

"Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me, and many there be no moaning of the bar, when I put out to sea.

Twilight and evening bell. And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of fare well, when I embark.

For tho from out our Bourne of time and place, The flood may bear me far; I hope to see my Pilot face to face, When I have crossed the bar."

Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. M. Blish; assisted by the Rev. Guy Bailey. Interment was made in the Viola Cemetery. Viola News.

Mr. and Mrs. Van Fleet were for a number of years residents of the town of Washburn, where they still have many friends. After living there for some time they went back to Ohio but returned to Washburn and bought a small farm, later selling this place and moving to Viola.

Mrs. Mike Kellner, Cannonville; Wanda Short, Shortville and Opal Short, Columbus; are grandchildren.



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