Lenox Time Table
Thursday, August 19, 1937
OBITUARY ~ IDA VICTORIA (SHAWLER) SAGE
Ida Victoria, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Shawler, was born May 14, 1863, near Roseville, Warren county, Illinois, and departed this life at their farm home four miles south of Clearfield, August 8th, 1937, at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 24 days.
At the age of seven years she with her parents, came from Illinois, to Union county, Iowa living on a farm near Kent, attending the rural school at
Prairie Star. At the age of twelve she again moved with her parents to Ringgold county, locating on a farm six miles south of Clearfield which her father owned at his death. There she grew to womanhood and on the 29th of March, 1885, was married to Charles W. Sage, a young farmer living near her old home. They then moved to their present home in Taylor county where
her life was happily spent for some 52 years.
Her husband and three children survive her death, namely: Frank, Clearfield; Mrs. Marie Lewis, Kirksville, Mo.; and Miss Mildred Sage, at home. Mrs. Lila House and Lena May preceded her in death some years ago. She also leaves four living grandsons and four living granddaughters. Two sisters survive her,Mrs., Elmett- Nickle, Clearfield, and Mrs. David Reese, Creston, Iowa.
For the last thirty years she has been a member of the Christian church, Clearfield. She was a member of the Women's Relief Corps, Ed Otis Post
No. 343, Clearfield. She had also joined the neighborhood club where she loved to go. She had been in failing health for some months but her disease was one medical aid could not reach.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church, in Clearfield, Aug. 10, at 2:30, in charge of her pastor, S. D. Harlan, and the body laid to rest in the Clearfield cemetery. The following served as pallbearers: Archie Calkins, Claude Brown, Frank Bye, Reed Nickle, Harry House and Sam Parrish.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, January of 2012
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