Sophia J. Sefried Schelembaum


From: Unknown Newspaper

*Contributed by Gail Hahn Hutchcraft.   Thanks, Gail!


        Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia J. Schelembaum, 89, of 1912 Springfield Road, East Peoria, who died at her home at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Schmidt Funeral Parlors in East Peoria.  Mr. P. L. Steinmetz of Jehovah's Witnesses will officiate and burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at Pekin.  Friends may call at the funeral parlors from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

         Mrs. Schelembaum was born at Bell Prairie, February 16, 1874, a daughter of Alfred and Mary Schuster Sefried, and was married to Franklin Schelembaum in Crouch Twp., October 20, 1899.  He died at Trinidad, Colorado in 1953.

        Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hilda Shelton, with whom she made her home at the Springfield road address, Mrs. Bertha Gritton of Peopria, Mrs. Sue Lautaret of Kalispell, Mont., and Mrs. Naomi Baxter of Raton, N. M.; four sons, Lincoln Schelembaum of Pekin, Miles Schelembaum of The Dalles, Ore., David Schelembaum of Grants Pass, Ore., and Franklin Schelembaum of Trinidad, Colo; one brother, Edward Sefried of Bell Prairie; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

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