Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ellen Abigale Stoner Van Dorn, 1866-1952

Seymour Herald - 17 April 1952
Mrs. Ellen Van Dorn Dies at 86 Years
  Mrs. Ellen A. Van Dorn, 86, passed away at the home of her son, Noah Van Dorn, Monday morning. She had been in ill health for some time.
  She was the mother of Earl Van Doren, Noah Van Dorn, Mrs. Roy Weist and Mrs. Glen L. Brown, all of Seymour community.
  Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon from the Liggett funeral home at 2 p.m., with the Rev. W. M. Cleeton officiating.
  Burial was in the Jerome Cemetery.
Seymour Herald - 24 April 1952
Obituary: Mrs. Ellen Van Dorn
  Ellen Abbie Van Dorn, daughter of Noah and Catherine Stoner, was born near Jerome, Iowa, Feb. 5, 1866. She passed away April 13, 1952, at the home of her son, Noah, near Seymour. She grew up in Appanoose county and attended the Jerome school.
  December 21, 1893, she was united in marriage to George B. Van Dorn at the home of the Rev. J. M. Lougridge at Crossroads. They established their home in Lincoln township where she spent the remaining years of her life. To this union three sons and four daughters were born. She enjoyed reading her Bible and in early life attended the Jerome church and later attended the Baptist church in Seymour.
  In her declining years she enjoyed the radio services.
  She was the last decedent of the Noah Stoner family and was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Loren; two daughters, Opal Fox and Hallie -- who died in infancy; and one granddaughter, Wanda Ross.
  After the death of her husband she made her home with her children. She is survived by two sons, Noah and Earl; two daughters, Alpha Brown and Orpha Weist, all of Seymour; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
  Funeral services were conducted at the Liggett funeral home Wednesday afternoon, April 16, by the Rev. W. M. Cleeton.
  Mrs. James Anderson, Jr., sang "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me" and "At the End of the Road," accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Harley Merritt.
  Pallbears were Dewey Mattley, Lester Harper, Everett Hornaday, J. W. Hockett, George Brundage and Earnest Keller. Flower bearers were Mrs. Dewey Mattley, Mrs. Lester Harperm, Mrs. J. W. Hockett, Mrs. Wyllard Sales and Mrs. A. E. Ellingworth.
  Burial was in the Jerome cemetery.

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