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Miller, Linda Roth
Linda Roth Miller Dies Tuesday
at Ottumwa Hospital
News of the passing of Linda Roth Miller at St. Joseph Hospital in
Ottumwa at 3: 00 P.M. Tuesday, April 14th, will cause deep feelings of
regret not only among her family but also among her friends and
acquaintances in the Wayland community. She was always affable and
cheery and willing to do good to anyone she could help. Mrs. Miller and
her family lived in the Richland neighborhood and she was 43 years of
age. Besides husband David, she leaves two daughters, Gwendolyn and
Gladys, five sisters, and four brothers. The body was brought to the
home of her sister, Mrs. D. F. Meyer, Wednesday. The funeral will
be held at Wayland Mennonite Church of which she was a member.
The body of Mrs. David Miller who died at St. Joseph Hospital in
Ottumwa last Tuesday was brought to the home of her sister, Mrs. D. F.
Meyer, northeast of Wayland, Wednesday evening. Funeral services were
held at the Wayland Mennonite Church on Thursday, April 16, 1931 at
2:00, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Bassinger, assisted by Rev.
Gingerich of the Sugar Creek Church. Favorite hymns were sung by
a male quartet composed of Irvin Boshart, J. W. Wittrig, W. E. Boller,
and J. E. Davies. Mrs. A. B. Magdefrau was pianist. The
pallbearers were nephews: Jesse, Seth, Dale, and Omer Roth, Allen Meyer
and Joseph Schlatter. Joseph S. Roth of Rock Island Illinois was the
only near relative present from a distant. Interment was made in the
North Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Melinda Miller, daughter of Joe and Anna Roth, was born near
Wayland, Iowa on May 10, 1886 and she passed away at St. Joseph
Hospital where she underwent a serious operation last Monday. She died
the following day, Tuesday, April 14, 1931, at the age of 44 years, 11
months, and 4 days. On May 17, 1903, she was baptized and received into
the fellowship of Wayland Mennonite Church, of which she was still a
member. On December 23, 1908, she was united in marriage with David E.
Miller. To this union were born three children of whom Gladys and
Gwendolyn are still living, one daughter, Margaret, having died in
infancy. She was only two years old when her mother died. Her father
died about 21 years ago. Three sisters and two brothers also preceded
her into the Great Beyond. She leaves to mourn her departure her
husband, two daughters, five sisters, and four brothers besides many
other relatives and friends. Mrs. Miller spent the greater part of her
life near Wayland but the past 10 years the family resided near
Richland. She had a kind and cheerful disposition. She was kindhearted
and sympathetic and her home was always open for homeless children.
Obituary: April 16, 1931 -
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE
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