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| MRS. ELLA DEAN
STRICKEN IN TOLEDO
Oh Tuesday night of last week Mrs. Ella Briggs-Dean, sister ox Mrs. John j Darling and well known #in Elmore, was taken suddenly and seriously ill at her rooms in Toledo. The following day Mrs. Darling and husband were summoned to Toledo and they re¬ mained with her all day and into the night. With no signs of improvement Mrs. Dean, attended by her sister and husband, Mr, and Mrs. Darling, and1 aunt Mrs. Emma Miller of this place, was taken to Mercy IHospital in the; /city Thursday and underwent an oper¬ ation late in the day but she never rallied. Late that evening she passed away and Mr. H, E. Burmann, our home undertaker, was summoned to the city to take charge of the body and bring it to Elmore to the home of her sister, for funeral services, the body arriving here about 3 o'clock Friday morning.
On Monday afternoon following, funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Arnold of Toledo at tb/3 j [Darling home, attended by a large j J company of friends from Elmore and| ■out of toton. Mrs. Smith Welch and! Miss Fahl of Toledo sang "Lead Kind-1 fly Light" and "The Crossing of the Bar/! The floral tributes were many and beautiful, bearing mute testimony to the love and esteem in which Mrs. Dean was held by those who knew and | loved her best. Men from the Ameri¬ can Express office in Toledo where J |Mrs. Dean had long been a valued ? employe came to serve as pallbearers, Unterment taking place in Oak Harbor, I her former home.
Ella Irene, daughter of Jphn and [Mattie Briggs, was born in Toledo, Ohio, March 14, 1889, and departed this life March 10, 1922, aged nearly; 33 years. While in school at Locust I
| Point she joined the U. B. Church of that place. Few people have been so
i generally beloved, few have merited in so high a degree the loyal and abiding affection of their associates. Her charm of manner and gentleness of speech were but the outward^ signs o-* hci inner £f«iccr Tar oh.."- wiis-'klod-
i liness and sincerity personified.
I She is survived by her father and
| mother, three brothers and three sis¬ ters, a devoted aunt and several nieces* and nephews, besides a host of sorrow¬ ing friends. One sister, Sadie, pre¬ ceded her to the Heavenly Home ten years ago.
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