Wolbach, Greeley County, Nebraska
Thursday, July 26, 1934
DEATH ANGEL CALLS PIONEER
Grandma MARRS passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter PORTER where she has made her home for
Funeral rites, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. A. FELDMAN were held in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon.
Interment was made in Hillside cemetery.
Those attending from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. MARRS of Mount Ayr,
Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MARRS and sons Albert and John of Cook, Nebr.; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. SUTTON and daughter Vera of
Monroe; Mrs. Bud PORTER, Mrs. Fred DAHLMAN and son Lester of Grand Island.
Catherine RICE was born in Benton
county, Arkansas, November 15, 1843 and passed away at her home near Wolbach, Nebraska, July 20, 1934, at the age of 90
years, 8 months and 5 days. She was baptized in the Christian faith at the age of eight years and remained faithful
during her long life. With her mother and sisters she moved to Newton county, Mo. In the spring of 1862 they moved to
Davis county, Iowa and the same fall they went with an ox team to Johnson county, Nebraska where her mother homesteaded
and the family endured the many hardships of the pioneers.
She joined the Methodist Church at Mt. Hope in Johnson county,
Nebraska and later transferred her membership to Wolbach in 1904.
She was married to Alexander MARRS December 14, 1869.
To this union were born two children, W. J. MARRS of Mount Ayr, Iowa and Maggie PORTER of Wolbach, Nebraska. Besides
these children she leaves three step-children namely Catherine FITHIAN of Tangier, Okla; F. L. MARRS of Watonga, Okla.;
and W. C. MARRS of Cook, Nebr., also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as a host of friends.
"A loved ones voice is hushed in death,
A faithful heart is still.
A place is vacant by the hearth,
None other e’re can
Her precious words of hope and cheer,
Her tender loving care,
What sacred memories cluster here;
The sympathy of the community is extended to the family in their bereavement.Card of Thanks
shown in every way and for sympathy expressed by friends and neighbors in the hours of sorrow occasioned by the death of
our mother we desire to express sincerest gratitude. Also do we thank the choir for the beautiful songs.
Mr. and Mrs.
Walter PORTER, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. MARRS, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MARRS, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. MARRS, Catherine FITHIAN.
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