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Sarah Elizabeth Shumaker Clymer
March 1, 1842–November 28, 1906
Sarah Elizabeth Clymer nee Shumaker, was born in Shelby County, Ohio, March 1, 1842, and died at her home west of Olin, November 28, 1906, aged 64 years, 8 months and 27 days.
She came to Iowa with her parents in early life and at an early date embraced the religion of our Lord Jesus Christ, becoming a member of the United Brethren Church and continued a faithful and consistent member until her death. On August 13, 1863, she was married to Albert Clymer who departed this life November 28, 1896, just ten years prior to the death of his companion, in the same month and the same day. His death occurred at 4 o'clock a. m. and her death at 8 o'clock p.m.
To this union were born thirteen children, six of whom have gone before. The seven surviving are: Mary L. Hughes, Samuel W. Clymer, Olive C. Easterly and Elizabeth E. Coleman of Olin; Matilda C. Hammond of Oxford Mills; Imogene H. Simms of Hartwick, Iowa, and Daniel H. Clymer of Olin. All being present at the funeral except Imogene Simms. For years the deceased had been more or less afflicted, but when the end came it was so surprisingly sudden that no one was expecting it. Five minutes before her demise she raised up in bed and asked for her quieting medicine and passed away. But the deceased expired not as those without hope. Her life of toil and pain is over and her remains were laid at rest in the cemetery at the Green Church.
The funeral service were held last Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. George H. Varce, pastor of the U.B. Church of Morley assisted by Rev. W.E. Crall of Olin.

Submitted by: Charles R. Stivers

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