The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Saturday, January 19, 1905
CHARLES E. HOWARD left this morning for Kansas City, Mo., in response to a message announcing the sudden death of his mother, MRS. SUSANNA HOWARD of this city, who had been spending the winter in Kansas City with her daughter, MRS. NELLIE CLARK. She had been ill with pneumonia but her death was not expected and it comes as a great shock to her relatives and friends. The remains will be brought to Chariton tomorrow afternoon and the funeral services will probably be held on Saturday. An obituary notice will be published next week. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Saturday, January 26, 1905
'FINAL HOME COMING'
Remains of Mrs. Susanna Howard Brought Back to Chariton..........................
The family of MRS. SUSANNA HOWARD brought her remains back to the old home for the final earthly farewell which took place on Saturday. She had been ill for a few weeks with pneumonia but had almost recovered from it and her death was very sudden and unexpected, probably due to heart failure and the weakened condition of her system. She passed away in Kansas City on Wednesday evening, January 18, 1905, at 7:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, MRS. FRANK CLARK, where she had been since last November. The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church in Chariton on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were largely attended. The minister, Dr. D.O. Franklin, paid a tender tribute to the departed, the singers sang the beautiful hymns of consolation, and the beloved body was then laid to rest in the Chariton Cemetery by the side of her husband who died several years ago.
SUSANNA SHIPLEY, daughter of UPTON and LEAH SHIPLEY, was born January 6, 1830, and grew to womanhood in Steubenville, Ohio. She was married on September 20, 1849, to JOHN HOWARD. They were the parents of eight children, four sons and four daughters, and of this number five are living. They are: SHIPLEY of Des Moines; GEORGE of Iola, Kas.; MRS. HANNAH LACKEY of Council Bluffs; MRS. NELLIE CLARK of Kansas City, and CHAS. HOWARD of this city. The family moved from Ohio to Putnam County, Ill. After a residence there of several years they moved to Laclede, Mo., coming to Chariton in March, 1870, where they have since made their home. She had been an active and zealous member in the M.E. Church for sixty years and was truly an exemplary woman, having a life full of good deeds. She was self-sacrificing and unselfish to an extreme degree, a true helpmate to her husband, and a loving devoted mother. She was everybody's friend and in time of sickness or need was ever ready with offers of aid and sympathy. Her death is a loss to the whole community and is sincerely mourned. May the kind Father in His infinite wisdom comfort and sustain those so sorely bereft.