Obit: Carruthers, Amelia F. (1879 - 1956)
Surnames: Carruthers, Looker, Carter, Calbaum, Thomas, Jenson, Cupp, Ekleberry, Johnson
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/12/1956
Carruthers, Amelia F. (21 JUL 1879 - 6 JAN 1956)
Amelia Francis Carruthers, daughter of Skyles W. Looker and Adeline Carter Looker, was born in the town of Bloom, Richland Co., Wis., on July 21, 1879.
She was married to Alfred Benton Carruthers in the fall of 1898. To this union was born 10 children, four having preceded her in death.
They started housekeeping on a farm in the town of Bloom. They purchased a farm in 1904 in the town of Forest. They moved to Withee (Clark Co.), Wis., in the spring of 1920, where Mr. Carruthers passed away in July of the same year.
She continued to live in that community, going about lending a helping hand wherever she was needed. Her good deeds spoke for her life in this neighborhood.
Early in life she accepted Jesus as her Savior and was a consistent follower unto the end.
She is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters, Jim Carruthers of Des Moines, Ia., Skyles of Tucson, Ariz., Thomas of Milroy, Minn., Isolene Calbaum of Milwaukee, Beatrice Thomas of Spring Gree, Elma Jenson of Colorado Springs; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by four brothers, Dennis Looker of Viola, Wis., Roscoe Looker of Beloit, Wis., Burke Looker of La Farge, Wis., and Ray Looker of Iola, Kan.; three sisters, Rena Cupp of Viola, Wis., Lottie Ekleberry, Wauzeka, Wis., and Edith Johnson, Tucson, Ariz., and also a host of relatives and friends.
She departed this life in Bethel Convalescent Home near Marshfield after a short illness, Jan. 6, 1956, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 16 days.
Services were conducted by the Rev. L. E. Chuk at the Pleasant Ridge Church. Pallbearers were six of her nephews, James Looker, Lynford Looker, Ewert Ekleberry, John Ekleberry, Ralph Johnson and Verlan Walker.
She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near her childhood home. There to await the great Resurrection morning.
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