Mrs. Sarah McNickle passed away last Saturday at the home of her son Harve, north of town. Mrs. McNickle had been a resident of this community for nearly 40 years and the relatives and friends will feel the distinct loss in her passing.
Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon 2:30 p.m. at the Harve McNickle home. Reverend C.R. Tanner was the officate of the service.
Sarah Abigail Rhodes was born 26 August 1848 in Berlin, New York and died at Farnam 7 July 1932 at the age of 83 years 10 months and 14 days. At Berlin she spent 18 years of her life. At 18 she was connected and joined First Baptist Church of Berlin on 6 May 1866. In the fall of this year, health considerations made a change of climate necessary and she moved west of Niles, Michigan.
Here 13 years were spent. After regaining health she taught school for a number of years.
On 23 December 1874 she married A. S. (Arthur Stafford) McNickle.
In March 1874, they came west to a farm near Grafton, Nebraska where they lived until 11 August 1892, when they came to Farnam, where the McNickle home has been ever since. She has been a faithful and consistent church worker all her life. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Farnam Methodist Church and a loyal member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
To this union were born 5 children, Grace Ruth, Arthur Daniel of Farnam, Harry Truman of Scottsbluff, John Rhodes of Bloomington, and Harve Ray of Farnam.
Her only daughter Grace Ruth preceded her in death on 22 August 1902; and her husband Arthur Stafford on 13 August 1924.
She leaves to mourn her passing four sons and their wives; one son in law 26 grandchildren 5 great grandchildren and one brother, Daniel Rhodes of Berlin, New York among many close friends.
The Farnam Echo, 13 July 1932
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