Nancy Jane Stubblefield Standefer
Obituary of Mrs. Nancy Jane Standefer
*Contributed by Mitzi Calbreath
From: The White Hall Register, July 3, 1917 (Greene Co., IL)
Mrs. Nancy Jane Standefer, aged 52 years, 4 months and 3 days, wife of Samuel Standefer, died very suddenly at her hoe in Athensville at 9:30 p.m. May 28, 1912. Three weeks previously she suffered a severe attack of heart trouble, and had recovered sufficiently to be able to be about and assist in the house work. The evening of her death she retired as usual and a short time later passed away.
She was the daughter of William M. and Rebecca Stubblefield. On December 24, 1884 she and Samuel Standefer were married and to this union were born four children: Docie B., wife of George Thaxton, Greenfield; Clarence E., Athensville; Miss Cecil E. at home; William L., deceased. Her surviving brothers and sisters are George Stubblefield, Birch Creek neighborhood; Mrs. A. M. Lemon, Manchester; Mrs. E. Piper, Greenfield vicinity. There are three grandchildren.
At the age of 15 years, Mrs. Standefer professed her faith in Christ and united with the Baptist Church. Her greatest pleasure in life was obtained in doing for others and no sacrifice seemed to great for her in caring for the sick and those in distress, and she will be sorely missed by relatives and friends throughout the village and neighborhood.
Rev. John W. Rhodes of Jacksonville, conducted funeral services at the Baptist Church at Athensville at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 30. Six of her nephews served as pall bearers as follows: Harry and George Lemon, Manchester; Frank and Harry Piper, Fred Standefer, Greenfield; and Pearl Standefer, Ceres. Interment was made in the Sanders Cemetery east of White Hall.
From: The Argus, Green Co., IL; pub. June 14, 1912
Mrs. Nancy Jane Standefer died at her home in Athensville at 9:30 p.m., May 28, 1912. She was the daughter of William Milton and Mrs. Rebecca Jane Stubblefield. Mrs. Standefer was at the time of her death aged fifty-three years, four months and three days. She was united in marriage to her companion in life, Samuel Standefer, twenty-seven years ago the 24th of December. To this union four children were born, Cecile E., at home; Mrs. Docie B. Thaxton, of Greenfield; William L. who preceded the mother to the grave, and Clarence E. of Athensville. Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her death two sisters, Mrs. E. M. Piper, of Greenfield and Mrs. A. M. Lemon, of Manchester, and one brother, George Stubblefield, of White Hall. She obeyed the admonition of God's world where it said, "Remember thy Creator in the days of they youth," and gave her heart to God when she was fifteen years of age and since that time has lived a faithful, consistent Christian life, always ready to lend a helping hand and to make sacrifices for others and to do what she could for her Master's cause. While her spirit has taken its flight, we can say with the poet, "She is not dead, she has only crossed the cold, dark river, where we shall meet again to part, no never, and forever dwell at God's right hand." Funeral services were held at the Athensville Baptist church at 10 o'clock a.m., Thursday, May 30, conducted by Rev. John W. Rhoads of Jacksonville. Burial was in the Sanders cemetery east of White Hall. The pall bearers were her nephews, Harry and George Lemon, Frank and Harry Piper and Fred and Pearl Standefer.
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