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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1936  I to K

   Kauffman, Elizabeth Miller;   

Kauffman, Elizabeth Miller

"Mrs. Kauffman Dies at Wayland---Did not recover from broken hip suffered in a fall early in December."
Wayland - Mrs. Elizabeth Kauffman passed away shortly before ten o'clock Friday morning at her home in Wayland. The first part of December she broke a hip, and from this injury she never recovered.

Mrs. Kauffman was born September 18, 1848 in Lee County.

Children include 5 boys and 4 girls.
One daughter, Mrs. Samuel Goldsmith, died two years ago.
Surviving Children: Mrs. Mattie Bates; Trenton
          John, Will, Chris, Edd, Homer
          Mrs. Will Allen, Mrs. Katie Johnson
Surviving Sister: Mrs. John Schlatter, Sr.
Surviving Brother: Ben Miller
Wayland (Iowa) News
From Mt. Pleasant News, Saturday, January 11, 1936, page 1, column 2.
This newspaper is on microfilm at Mt. Pleasant Public Library, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE

Mrs. Elizabeth Kauffman passed away at her home in Wayland on Friday, January 10th. Mrs. Kauffman suffered an injury about a month ago in a fall and her condition became critical several days ago when she developed pneumonia. She ran the journey of life in 87 years, 3 months, and 22 days.  It is a path marked with deeds of kindness and cheer. Flowers, not thorns, and sunshine not shadow, did she scatter everywhere. With these she was lavish. Another name is stricken from the ever lessening roll of our old settlers. Her life work was done and well done.

In her childhood she came with her parents to Henry County where she has resided ever since. In the fall of 1869 she was united in marriage with Christian Kauffman who preceded her in death on October 21, 1909. To this union were born 4 daughters and 5 sons of whom all arise and call her blessed. All children grew to manhood and womanhood, the youngest daughter, Mrs. Anna Goldsmith, having preceded her to the Great Beyond on October 31, 1931.

In her youth she was baptized by Rev. Joseph Goldsmith and received into the fellowship of the Mennonite church. She experienced the hardships and trials of early pioneer life, but always found in her Savior the good Shepherd, who gave her strength and patience to stand firm amidst all the disappointments and trying experiences of life.

She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters, Mrs. Katie Johnson and Mrs. Emma Allen of Wayland and Mrs. Mattie Bates of near Trenton; five sons, William, Edward, John, Christian, and Homer all of Wayland; 16  grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, also a brother and a sister.

The funeral services were held at her late home at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon and were in charge of her pastor, Rev. Elmer Basinger of the Wayland Mennonite Church, assisted by Rev. J . J. Pritchard of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Clara Wenger sang a solo and Mrs. Izyel Wenger was her accompanist. The casket bearers were her grandchildren: Ralph, Max, and Harold Kauffman, Bernard Bates, Donald Goldsmith, and Dale Bain. Interment was made in the Finley Cemetery.

God calls our loved ones, but we lose not wholly
What He hath given;
They live on earth in though and deed, as truly
As in Heaven.
From: Washington Iowa Newspaper
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE

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