Obit: Crye, Sarah E. (1848 - 1945)

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Surnames: Crye, Jones, Shelhammer, Slandacher, Robinson, Sugden

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 05/17/1945

Crye, Sarah E. (8 JUN 1848 - 14 MAY 1945)

Sarah E. Crye, Owen’s (Clark Co., Wis.) oldest resident, passed away Monday afternoon at the home of her son, Frank.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 18, at one o’clock from the Griebenow Funeral Home (Owen, Wisconsin).

Burial will take place at Dexterville. A complete obituary will be published next week.

(Follow on in 5/24/1945 Owen Enterprise)

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. last Friday from the Griebenow Funeral Parlors for Sarah E. Crye, 97. The final rites were read by Rev. R.E. Ortmayer and interment was made in the Hiles Memorial Cemetery at Dexterville.

Sarah Elizabeth Jones was born June 8, 1848, in Tipton Co., Ind., where she spent practically all of her childhood days. On Sept. 4, 1864 she was united in marriage to John N. Crye. Four daughters were born to the couple while living in Indiana. Later, after moving to central Wisconsin and settling near Merrillan, a son was born. Since 1907 she had made her home in Owen.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. L.W. (Ellen) Schelhammer, Blackwell; Mrs. T.A. (Amanda) Slandacher, Libby, Mont.; Ms. J.S. (Susan) Robinson, Boy River, Minn.; and Mrs. D.C. (Alice) Sugden, Owen, and a son Frank, of Owen. Also by 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 7 of whom are now serving in the armed forces, a fact she was very proud of, and four great-grandchildren.

Those from away that attended the services were P.W. Shelhammer, Mrs. L.W. Shelhammer, Blackwell; Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Slandacher, Holcombe, and Howard Sugden, Cudahy.



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