Caldona "Dona" Sullivan Witters

Contributed by Karen Burwell.  Thanks, Karen!

Pub. Dahlgren Echo, August 24, 1916

          Caldona Sullivan, daughter of Noah and Easter Sullivan, was born June 30, 1890, died August 9, 1916.  Age 26 years, 1 month and 9 days.  July 20, 1913 she was united in marriage to John Witters; to them was born one sweet and beautiful daughter, who is yet too young to realize the sad condition of being left in the world without a mother’s tender care.  Dona as she was called was a pure Christian girl, she was converted and united with the Corinth M. E. Church, at the tender age of nine years during the pastorate of Rev. J. W. DeWeese, and lived faithful until death.

           For some years past she had been afflicted with the Great White Plague, but she tried to be patient while that dread disease was slowly but surely wearing her life away.  She loved the Holy Bible and always read at least one chapter a day when able to do so.  She leaves to mourn: father and mother, six brothers and one sister, husband and daughter, Irene.  Also a host of relatives and friends.

          The beautiful flowers wreathed by loving hands that cover her grave this beautiful afternoon will soon wither and fade, but not so with the tender memories wrought by acquaintance and association with her.

          The funeral was held August 10, 1916, at 2:00 o’clock P. M. conducted by her pastor, Rev. S. A. Morgan, and her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Dena "Irene" Witters Sodders

This photo was taken in early 1916.  Her mother died before the photo was delivered.

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