Obituary of Mrs.
Lena Spiehs was born in Bartel, Germany February 22, 1872. She lived there until she was eighteen years of age, when she came to this country with two sisters and a brother-in-law, settling at Doniphan, Nebraska.
She was united in marriage to Joseph Schulligan in 1892 at Grand Island, Nebraska. They made their home at Doniphan, Nebraska until 1906 when with her husband and daughter, Clara, moved to Farnam, where they settled on a farm five and a half miles northwest of Farnam. Mr. Schulligan passed away June 2, 1924, and in 1926 Mrs. Schulligan and daughter, Clara, moved to town, where she resided until the time of her death.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church in Germany, and after coming to Farnam she worked in the Congregational church. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors, Silver Camp No. 556.
She leaves to mourn her going, one daughter, Clara, of Farnam; four brothers, John of Cairo, Nebr., Henry of Sigourney, Iowa, Julius of Alda, Nebr., Harry of Doniphan, Nebr.; and one sister, Mrs. Dora Willman of Grand Island.
Her father passed away twenty-three years ago and her mother four years ago.
She passed away January 9, 1931 at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 18 days, at her home after a lingering illness of several years.
She was a devoted wife and mother and even though she suffered a great deal she was patient and faithful to the end.
Services were held here Saturday afternoon, at the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. C. R. Tanner, after which the body was taken to Doniphan, Nebr., and services held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Congregational church with Rev. Tanner officiating.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our deep gratitude to the many friends who aided and comforted us with their sympathy and acts of kindness during the illness and death of our loved one. We sincerely thank all those who evidenced their affection and esteem by sending the many beautiful floral tokens, and the songs rendered.
Clara Schulligan and other relatives.
The Farnam Echo 50(20):1 Thursday, January 15, 1931
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