Obituary of Elsie (Hettinger) Sleeseman Rhodes from the Columbia City (Indiana) Post in 1926

header of obituary from newspaper An obituary for Elsie (Hettinger) Sleeseman Rhodes of Churubusco, Indiana from 1926.


"Mrs. Elsie S. Rhodes dies in Churubusco", obituary of Elsie Hettinger, Columbia City (Indiana) Post, 24 March 1926 (Wednesday), page 1, column 5; microfilmed newspaper, Peabody Public Library, Columbia City, Whitley, Indiana.

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Mrs. Elsie Savina Rhodes, of Churubusco, died about 9 o'clock Monday morning [22 March] at her home on West Whitley street, at the advanced age of 80 years, 7 months, and 27 days.

She was a daughter of David and Sarah Smith Hettinger, and was born in Ohio on July 7, 1845.

She was married to Jacob Sleesman, who died several years ago.

Two children survive this union:

  • Mrs. A. M. Long, of Churubusco, and
  • George W. Sleesman, of Prosser, Wash.

On August 2, 1922 [at the age of 77], she was united in marriage to Thomas Rhodes, one of the pioneer merchants of Churubusco, who survives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon [24 March] at 1 o'clock at the United Brethren church, of which she was a member. The pastor, Rev. S. M. Hill, will officiate. Burial will be in the Egolf cemetery north of Columbia City.