Obit: Niles, Sara Ann (1856 - 1940)
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Surnames: Niles, Longenecker, Dahnert, Bass, Hendren, Blau, Loy
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 26 Sept. 1940
Niles, Sara Ann (7 Sept. 1856 - 24 Sept. 1940)
Mrs. Sara Ann Niles passed away at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, 1940, at her home on South Court Street. Mrs. Niles had been ill for over a year but was not confined to her bed until a week before she died. The direct cause of her death was bright’s disease.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26, at two p.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating. Mrs. Daisy Dahnert will sing two hymns, favorites of the departed. Interment will be made in the Neillsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Niles was born September 7, 1856, at Monroe, Wis., her parents being Joseph and Clara Bass. She came to Clark County 66 years ago, and had always made Neillsville her home with the exception of a few years which she and her husband spent at Spring Valley, Wis. During their residence there, Mr. Niles was taken sick with appendicitis, passing away at the hospital at St. Paul in 1919.
Mrs. Niles was married to Ira Niles in Neillsville about 55 years ago by Rev. W. T. Hendren, one of the early day pastors of the Presbyterian Church here. They had no children. After the death of Mr. Niles, the widow returned to Neillsville, Wis. She was an exceptionally good practical nurse, her services, in the sick room being very much in demand. For the past seven weeks, her niece, Mrs. Pearl Blau, had been with her constantly, bestowing upon the aged woman the same tender care which she had so long given to others.
The departed is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Loy, who is 88 years of age; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Bass, Neillsville, and Mrs. Mathilda Bass of the town of Lynn.
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