Obit: Roberts, Emma Elizabeth (1858 - 1936)
Surnames: Roberts, Jones, Phifer, Lewison, Healey, Kohl, Lobdell, Smith, Hodgkins
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/01/1936
Roberts, Emma Elizabeth (29 Jan. 1858 - 19 Sept. 1936)
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist church in Nashua, Iowa, for Mrs. James E. Roberts who passed away at her home near here, Saturday evening, Sept. 19th, death being caused by hardening of the arteries and complications.
Emma Elizabeth Jones was born Jan. 29, 1858 near Nashua, Iowa, a few blocks from the Little Brown Church in the Vale, and at the time of her death was 78 years, 7 months and 20 days of age.
She was the oldest child of Edward and Catherine Jones, who preceded her in death some years ago. She spent the early years of her life in the vicinity of Nashua.
At the age of 28 years she was married to James E. Roberts and to this union were born six children.
In 1906 the family moved to Lime Springs, Iowa, and later to Minnesota, and the last eight years of her life she resided near Abbotsford, Wis.
She has been in failing health for the last two years, being confined to her bed the last four weeks.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, five daughters, (Pearl) Mrs. Lornie Phifer, (Bertha) Mrs. George Lewison, Abbotsford; (Myrtle) Mrs. Wallace Healey, Little Cedar, Iowa; (Edna) Mrs. Wm. Kohl, Fredricktown, Ohio; (Daisy) Mrs. Leroy Lobdell, Grasston, Minn.; and one son Blaine, who made his home with his parents.
She is also survived by ten grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.
The deceased was a woman of great strength and endurance and did much for her family, for whom no sacrifice was too great. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to a neighbor or friend and her many acts of kindness will long be remembered.
A brief service was held at the home Monday morning at 9 o’clock, with the Rev. L. C. Smith officiating.
Rev. Hodgkins had charge of the services at the Methodist church in Nashua, Iowa, Wednesday. "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Little Brown Church in the Vale" was sung during the services.
"Dear Mother’s hands are folded o’er her quiet breast. To us it seems so sad, she’s left us, But to her, it is rest, sweet rest."
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