Mrs. Albert Apling
Susanna Finken Apling was born to Mary and Henry Finken, Oct. 28, 1854, and called in death on August 1, 1937. at the age of 82 years, b months, 3 days.
Mother Apling was one of ten children born to her parents, of whom only one survives—that be¬ ing her brother Henry Finken, of the Nina district.
In the year 1876 on March 12th Miss Susanna Finken became the wife of Brother Albert Apling, with whom she enjoyed 61 years, and now leaves to the care of their nine living children, George Ap¬ ling, William Apling, Henry .Ap¬ ling*, Mrs. Mary Apling Franck, Mrs. Nora Apling Kleinhans, Fred Apling, Milton Apling, Clarence Apling and Walter Apling. While she will be greeted in the beautiful land beyond by their two children, Bert and Alvina, who were1 gath¬ ered by the heavenly hosts in their infancy. •
Mother Apling lived to see the blessing of added posterity in her 19 grandchildren and 12 great-, grandchildren, and to know the love of many nephews and rriecesr and other relatives that were so dear to her. l 3 j
Mother Apling came to know her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ early m life, from whom she never wavered. Being converted under pastorate of Rev. C. L. Lanker, who- served The United Brethren in Christ at Port Clinton and' doing missionary work throughout this district. She then became identi¬ fied with-the Evangelical church, which she served until it merged with the Rushaw church of the United Brethren, in Christ, some, thirty years ago. Here she served until the - Rushaw ~~ church was razed by fire, when she with oth¬ ers carried their membership to i the United Brethren in Christ, which she has served with a zeal that has been equalled by onlv . a few /and surely not surpassed by
any, for in her last hours her heart and mind were turned to this thought as expressed in the Gos¬ pel of St. John.
"For I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth"
The.funeral services were held Tuesday, August 3rd. , Brief' services were held at the home, thence to the Locust Point United Brethren in Christ church for last rites of the church were held; and Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Grobe rendered a most beautiful service in hymns. Interment at T^us.haw cemetery^^ /
AWin G. Myrice, Pastor
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