Obit: Simon, Martha (1870 - 1941)
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Surnames: Simon, Schield, Guinther, Schultz

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 24 July 1941

Simon, Martha (21 March 1870 - July 1941)

The remains of Mrs. John Simon of Chicago were brought to Neillsville for burial by her daughter, Mrs. Nick Schield, and their three children, Tuesday. Funeral services were held at two p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Lowe Funeral Home, Edgar Guinther, student pastor of the Zion Reformed church conducting the rites.

Mrs. Simon was born Martha Schultz in Farmington, Jefferson County, March 21, 1870, coming to Neillsville with her parents when she was six years old. The family settled on a farm in the town of Pine Valley, now known as the Charles A. Schultz farm. Mr. Schultz being a brother of Mrs. Simon.

The departed was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the Fischer church (now the American Lutheran Church) of Granton Township. While attending school there, the young woman boarded with a family who lived near the church. Each Friday evening, however, eager to be with her family over the weekend and made the entire distance ? to her home in Pine Valley.

On the 22nd day of October 1890, she was united in marriage to John Simon of Neillsville, Wis. Two children were born to them Frank, who died infancy, and Ella, Mrs. Nick Schield. Mr. Simon died June 9, 1922. Since then the widow made her home with her daughter and family, going with them to Chicago in 1925.

Although greatly attached to her home and family, Mrs. Simon loved the association of friends, also giving liberally of her time to church work and charity. She was the last surviving member of the original Ladies Aid Society of the Neillsville Reformed church. She also was a member of the Golden Link Camp No. 78, R. N. A. of Neillsville, Wis.

Her health had been poorly for several years. On April second of this year she suffered a stroke of paralysis which was followed by a second attacked on May 25th.

She is survived by her daughter, three grandchildren, Betty, Donald and Kenneth Schield, and three brothers, Charles Schultz, and William Schultz of Neillsville and Otto Schultz of Montour, Idaho.



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