Mary Lena Mellor 1857-1930
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/15/2020 at 00:48:08
Mary Lena Mellor
(1857 Ė April 20, 1930)
Pomeroy Herald, Pomeroy, Iowa, Thurs., April 24, 1930, p.1, col.3
Mrs. James Mellor Taken By the Grim Reaper
Mary Lena Bernhart was born at Holstein, Germany, in 1857. She was educated and confirmed in the Lutheran church of her native country. When 24 years of age she emigrated with some friends to the United States in 1881. Four years later, in September, 1885 she was married to Mr. James Mellor. The first home was in Mitchell, South Dakota. Later the family came to Iowa and settled in Pomeroy, where Mrs. Mellor has resided for fully 40 years. Two children were born to them, a daughter, Anna (Mrs. Martin Schultz) and a son Herman, who was killed in the cyclone of 1893. Both Mrs. Mellor and her husband were severely injured and carried the mark of that awful experience all through their lives. In fact, Mrs. Mellorís health since that catastrophe has never been robust. Mrs. Mellorís religious background and training in the old country remained with her, supporting her faith and establishing her mind and heart in the things of the gospel. She and her husband were members of the Pomeroy Presbyterian church. She always appreciated a pastoral visit and was much comforted by the sacraments of the church. Although struggling with weakness and indifferent health through long years, she bravely fulfilled her duties as mother, wife and friend. Within recent years she led the life of an invalid and since 1927, as a result of two serious operations, her time was spent wholly between the bed and a wheel chair. Mr. Mellor died nine months ago, August 15, 1929, and she never recovered from that bereavement. She prayed that her life should not be lengthened and spoke of the hope of reunion in our Fatherís House. God mercifully gave her the desire of her heart and last week, after a few days of intense suffering she passed away into the peace where there all tears are wiped away. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Martin Schultz, and an adopted son, William, of Los Angeles, California. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, and later at the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon. Rev. Wm. W. Maxwell had charge of the services. Interment was made in Union cemetery.
Card of Thanks Ė For the sympathy and kindness of our friends in this hour of sorrow, we offer our heartfelt thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Schultz and family.
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