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Emma Kate (Eatherton) Schroeder Thrasher

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock at the Methodist church for Mrs. A. B. Thrasher, who passed away last Saturday morning after an illness of several months.

The large number that attended the services gave evidence of the high esteem with which Mrs. Thrasher was held by her many, many friends. This kindly lady had devoted much of her life to caring for others, and that had endeared her in the hearts of many.

The music was furnished by Mrs. A. E. Reeves and Mrs. Maude Thompson, with Mrs. Loren Fitch at the piano. The songs, “Oh! Think of the Home Over There,” “Some Time We'll Understand,” and “Rock of Ages” were sung during the service.

The services were in charge of Rev. S. McKeown, pastor of the local church.

The pallbearers were: Ludwig, Carl, Herman and Otto Gauger, C. B. Parker and P. M. Osborn.

Born in Tipton, Iowa, September 12, 1866, Kate Schroeder Thrasher departed this life, June 12, 1937, at Farnam, Nebraska, at the age of seventy years and nine months.

Mrs. Thrasher moved, with her parents, from Iowa to Kenesaw, Nebraska, at the age of seventeen. Here in 1885 she married William Schroeder, who two years later brought her to Eustis, Nebraska, where they resided until the time of his death in 1909. To this union were born three sons, Harry P., Guy A., and an infant son; and one daughter, Edna L.

In 1930 she was married to Alfred B. Thrasher of Farnam, Nebr. Many of the intervening years were spent in doing practical nursing which everlastingly endeared her in the hearts of all whom she served.

Mrs. Thrasher was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Until the time of her late illness she was an active member of the Woman’s Home Missionary Society, she was a splendid Bible student and a member of the Adult Ladies Bible Class.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Edna Scott. Here there has always been an outstanding mother and daughter relationship, a beautiful understanding pal-ship and a love that death itself cannot destroy. Her sons preceded her in death. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Ora Schroeder, McCook, Nebr., and Mrs. Laura Schroeder Goehring, Los Angeles, Calif., and four step-children: Mrs. Velma Blackwood, Farnam, Nebr., Mrs. Leila Gish, Hill City, South Dakota; Orville Thrasher, Torrington, Wyo., and Robert Thrasher, Kearney, Nebr. Also surviving are three brothers, James Eatherton, Hastings, Nebr., Lew, of Kansas City and Will of Amherst, Nebr.; eight grandchildren, Don and Dwight Scott, Ardis, Kathryn and Malen Schroeder, Jack and Junior Thrasher and Jack Gish. Other relatives and a group of loving nieces and nephews, from who originated a community name of “Aunt Kate.”

Among the relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral services for Mrs. A. B. Thrasher were: Mr. and Mrs. James Eatherton, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest McKillip, Alvin Burmood, Hastings; Don C. Scott, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Scott, Kearney; Mrs. Ora Schroeder and Ardis, McCook; Katherine Schroeder, Omaha; Mrs. A. Troutman, Mrs. E. Wilson, Chas. Thrasher, Mrs. Nellie Krotter, Mrs. Chauncey Krotter, Palisade; Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Schroeder and son, Imperial; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schroeder, Mrs. Chas. Linnemeyer, Curtis; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thrasher and Jean, Kearney; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Thrasher, Torrington, Wyo.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Opitz, Bertrand; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gauger, Madrid; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Gauger, Grant; Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Gauger, Mr. and Mrs. John Hueftle, Mrs. Albert Schillip, Mrs. Herbert Zwink, J. S. Thrasher, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Schroeder and Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Hueftle, Eustis.

The Farnam Echo, 53(41):1, Thursday, June 17, 1937

Published: 2/23/2020 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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