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Ella A. (Houk) Colley 1869-1913


Mrs. Ella A. Colley, wife of Chas. H. Colley, a clerk in the Secretary of State's office, died at their residence in Jefferson City last Sunday afternoon at 6:30 following a long illness of a complication of diseases. She had been very low for several months. About two months ago, besides her other sufferings, she was stricken blind and remained so until death came to her relief.

She was born in Miller county Mo. April 19, 1869. She was the daughter of Henry C. Houk of Indianapolis, Ind., who was at her bedside when the end came. April 21, 1887 she was united in marriage to C.H. Colley, and until five years ago they resided in Waynesville. To this union eleven children were born, nine of which live to mourn their mothers death. They are: Mrs. S.G. Ballard of Waynesville, Mrs. A.J. Schwaller, Mrs. Arch M. Woodson, Clyde, Morris, Milford, Buford, Arthur and Melba. Four brothers and five sisters also survive her. Mrs. Colley was a woman of noble character and sweet disposition and was universally loved and respected by all who knew her.

Her long suffering and affliction was met and borne with christian fortitude, believing to the last that she would eventually be again restored to health. She was a devout church member, a kind and affectionate mother, and a loving and faithful wife. Her life was put to a use that will win her an eternal reward. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church South, in Waynesville Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H.W. Bostwick amidst a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. The remains were beautifully prepared for burial, in a splendid casket, the floral offerings from friends and relatives being very appropriate and imposing, including a wreath from the Secretary of State's office.

The remains were laid to rest in the Mitchell cemetery to await the eternal morning.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: H.C. Houk of Indianapolis, Ind; J.H. Moore and wife, Frank and Harley Houk, Newburg, Mrs. Anna Haberbash, St. Louis; R.A. McClintic, a clerk in the Department of State; A.J. Schwaller and wife, Jefferson City; H.E. Rollins and family, J.F. Rhea and wife, all of Dixon.

The Democrat extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.

Published August 14, 1913

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