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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
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1931  M

     Miller, Linda Roth;   

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 - Wayland News
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE

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