This obituary of Ellen DeLashmutt is from
The Herald, Decatur, Neb., June 1914.
Thanks to Sheryl Hill for providing this copy.
Obvious typographical errors have been corrected.
Material in brackets has been added.
Called to Rest
Seldom have the tiding of death occasioned a greater shock to this community than last Saturday, when word was received of the demise of Ellen DeLashmutt, at the Tekamah Hospital. The young woman had been ill for several weeks, but few of her friends knew that any doubt was entertained as to her ultimate recovery.
Ellen DeLashmutt was born in Decatur December 23, 1894 - the youngest daughter of John L. and Dora DeLashmutt. In Decatur she spent her school days, graduating from the High School with the class of 1912. After graduation she taught a term of school at Rosalie, and this year she had charge of the school in her home district. She was married to Dow P. Hill of Lyons, Nebr., on the 27th day of March in Tekamah. She departed this life at Tekamah, Nebr., Saturday, June 6, 1914, aged 19 years, 5 months and 13 days.
She leaves to mourn her early departure her father and mother, and five sisters; Aggie Phillips of Oakland, Ia., Essie Bramhall of Tekamah, Edna Morgan of Decatur, Priscilla Rice of Tekamah and Maggie DeLashmutt at home, besides many other relatives and a host of friends.
Ellen DeLashmutt was of a kind and affectionate disposition, always bright, always cheerful. Her untimely death occasions a sense of personal loss in the hearts of all who knew her. The community which watched her emerge from girlhood into a beautiful womanhood is inexpressibly saddened and entertains the most heartfelt sympathy for the bereaved family in their hour of grief.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church Monday morning, Rev. J. L. Phillips officiating. The number of friends attending and the mountain of fragrant flowers banked about the casket where she lay, beautiful in death as in life, attested the esteem in which she was held by all who knew her.
At the grave on the Hill the Royal Neighbors, of which order the deceased was a member, had charge of the services and with impressive rites the fair young body was lowered to its last resting place.