Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Della May Shaver Erickson

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OBITUARY - Mrs. O. A. Erickson.

Della May Shaver, daughter of Eli and Diantha Shaver was born at Maysville, Mo., Sept 8, 1871 and departed this life at her home in Jamestown, Feb. 6, 1946 at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 28 days.  In 1880, she came with her parents to Concordia, Kansas, and two years later the family move to Republic county.

She was united in marriage to O. A. Erickson at Kackley, Kansas, on March 3, 1907. They resided at Kackley and Norway for several then came to Jamestown in 1921, where they operated a general store.

In her early youth, she united with the Baptist church at Kackley, Kansas.  She served her church faithfully, teaching classes in the church school and doing efficient choir work.

Dell, as she was known by many, loved life, her friends and her community.  While her health did not permit her to participate in community affairs, yet she never lost her interest in these things.  Dell especially loved the quietness of her home and her flowers.  The welfare of her loved ones, her neighbors and her friends, were always uppermost in her mind.  Her kindness and deep considerations of others, her jolly disposition, her witticisms, endeared her to all, who came in contact with her.  All that loving hands could do, could not keep her here.  She slipped quietly away to her eternal rest.

She is survived by her devoted and faithful husband, one sister, Mrs. Hattie Hedges, of Vancouver, Wash., a brother, John Shaver, of Concordia, Kansas, several nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, Feb 8, at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. R. H. Spangler of Concordia, and Rev. R. H. Hardesty.  The music was furnished by Mrs. A. W. Sjoholm Miss Adell Livezey, R. H. Scanland, Robert Hardesty, accompanies by Mrs. Martin Blosser at the piano.  Casket bearers ere Otto Weddle, Frank Sjolander, W. T. Hills, Austin Zirkie, Moody Paulson and Fred Ansdell.  The Jamestown business houses closed during the funeral services.  Interment was made in the Pleasant Hill cemetery at Concordia.

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