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Obituary of Mrs. Will Elley

Funeral services were held at the Congregational church in Stockville Saturday at 2 P.M. for Mrs. William Elley, conducted by Reverend Lauren Messersmith. Many old friends and neighbors gathered at this time to pay their respects to the departed one. Mrs. Elley came to Frontier county with her husband in 1885, and endured the hardships of the pioneers of that time, later enjoying the fruits of her labors, together with her family, who surive her. A more beautiful eulogy could not be spoken of her that was given by the pastor, Reverend Lauren Messersmith, who was a neighbor to her all his life, in the words spoken at her funeral. She was a faithful, loving wife and a devoted mother in the true sense. The children who survive her are the living testimony of the life she lived, giving all her time and strength to the moulding of their lives and characters. Mrs. Elley will be greatly missed in the home, as she seldom was away and for the past year has been an invalid under the constant care of her devoted family. Friends and neighbors extend their sympathy to the family. The following obituary was read at her funeral:

Sarah Ann Sexton was born near Des Moines, Iowa, January 20, 1855, and died at Stockville, Nebraska, August 11, 1927, age 72 years, 6 months, and 21 days.

She grew to young womandhood in the vicinity where she was born, later moving to eastern Nebraska with her father, brothers and sisters.

She was married to William Elley April 26, 1883, at Hebron, Nebraska. In the spring of 1885 they homesteaded the farm five miles east of Stockville which has been their home since. To this union two children were born: Maude E. Poague of Wilcox, Nebraska, and Guy Burton of this place.

She is survived by her husband, two children, one sister Miss Mattie Sexton, of Liberty, Illinois, two brothers, John Sexton of Glen, Nebraska, and Harvey Sexton of Livingston, Montana, and one granddaughter Mildred Joyce Poague of Wilcox.

She was converted a number of years ago and remained true to her faither to the end.

She was a faithful, loving wife, and a fond, devoted mother.

The Faber 43(50):1 Thursday, August 18, 1927



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