STERLING DAILY GZETTE, SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1930
FUNERAL RITES OF MRS. SARAH BURDICK AT TAMPICO FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah R. Burdick were held at the Methodist church in Tampico Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. F. T. Palm pastor officiated, taking as his text Proverbs 14-32, “The righteous hath hope in his death.” Mrs. N. E. Denison and Mrs. Ralph Loudenberg san three hymns, “In the Garden, “ “Abide with Me” and “beautiful Garden of Prayer.” They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. R. F. Woods. Those serving as pallbearers were Ralph McKenzie, A. E. Bennett, Gust Johnson, Lloyd Pratt, E. M. Meredith and J. E. Strouss.
Mrs. Sarah Ruth Burdick, daughter of Daniel and Matilda Foy was born in Hancock Co., Ill., April 10, 1844, and passed peacefully away the evening of April 16, 1930 at 11 o’clock in the home of her sister, Mrs. Irene Emmons of Tampico, where she had made her home for more than a year. She was 56 years and six days of age at the time of her passing.
She came with her parents to Whiteside county at the age of three years and lived here until her marriage to Ancill A Burdick of Woodruff, Kansas in the year 1884.
They made their home in Kansas and Nebraska until the death of Mr. Burdick at Alma, Nebraska, about 20 years ago. Mrs. Burdick then returned to Tampico where she kept house until her health failed. She then lived with a sister, Mrs. Eva Renslow until the latter became ill and went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Paith where she passed away June 4, 1929.
Mrs. Burdick was the eldest of nine children and she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Irene Emmons of Tampico, Mrs. Jennie McKenzie of Smith Center, Kansas and one brother Milton Foy of Tampico. One sister, Mrs. Eva Renslow and four brothers, Raymond, Austin, Wesley and Morrell preceded her in death. Mrs. Burdick was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Woman’s Relief corp.