Obit: Meyer, Caroline (1880 - 1956)



----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook, Marshfield News Herald Collection 02 / /1956

Meyer, Caroline (1880 - 1956)

GREENWOOD, CLARK COUNTY Mrs. Adolph Meyer, 75, a lifelong resident of the Greenwood area, who was known for her many years of service in church work, died in her sleep at her home, where she lived alone. Her death, believed to have occurred early Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, 1956, was discovered at noon yesterday by a son, Gilbert, who came to check on her welfare, as was his daily custom.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church, with pastor Charles Koch as the officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Beginning Thursday noon, friends may call at the Stabnow Funeral Home. At noon Friday the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services.

Mrs. Meyer became active in the work of Zion Church immediately after it was organized 51 years ago, and has served as its organist and Sunday school teacher for 43 continuous years. She was one of two organizers of the Sunday School, begun in 1909, and had since been its treasurer. In addition, she served as treasurer of the Ladies Aid for more than 25 years.

Mrs. Meyer was born Caroline Soefker, Feb. 26, 1880, and was married to Adolph Meyer on May 31, 1899, at Greenwood. Following their marriage they lived on a farm northwest of here until 1903, when they moved to the city. They celebrated their golden wedding in May of 1949. Mr. Meyer died the following year on March 26.

Besides her son, Gilbert of Greenwood, she leaves two other sons, Orlando of Cameron, and Elmer of Chicago two sisters, Mrs. Mary Herzog, Plymouth, and Mrs. Henry Olson, Greenwood and three grandchildren. An infant daughters, one sister and six brothers preceded her in death.



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