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Obits > 1913 - Blanche Loudenberg

Submitted by Emily Jordan

Blanche Loudenberg

Walnut Leader, Friday, July 25, 1913, page 4, column 1

Sad Death of Young Girl

A very sad death occurred last week Thursday morning at 1:15 when the young life of Miss Blanche Loudenberg passed to the great beyond after ten days sickness. Parents, physicians and friends did all within their power to stay the destroyer of the happy home but the sweet young life passed out into the more blessed life above. She was taken sick while at Mineral a week ago on the previous Sunday and was brought home where she was tenderly cared for and apparently was getting better. Her condition became worse and after a consultation an operation for appendicitis was performed by Doctors Terry and Shearburn. The appendix was badly diseased and nearly a pint of pus was taken from the wound. Death came two days after the operation.

The funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the farm home four miles southeast of Tampico, Rev. W.J. Eyles of the Baptist church being in charge of the services. Several appropriate selections were sung by Miss Minnie Emmons and Mrs. Amy Denison. There were a large number of beautiful flowers which so nicely typified the young life that had been cut off in the beauty of its budding and blossom. After the services at the house the remains were taken to Bradford in Parent’s auto funeral conveyance where services were held in the school yard under the trees near the Grove cemetery west of Bradford. Interment was in the Grove cemetery. There were a large number of friends at both the farm near Tampico and at the Grove to express their sympathy to the bereaved parents in the hour of their great affliction.

Blanche Loudenberg was born sixteen years ago on May 2nd in Walnut and came with the family when four years old to the farm southeast of Tampico where she grew to young womanhood and by her cheerful disposition, pleasant manners, attractive appearance and willingness to always help her parents, brothers and sister, bound them to her with a love that was almost worship. Happy with brothers, sister and parents in a fine, country home surrounded by all modern conveniences and built so the family might enjoy it as they reached early man and womanhood, Blanche had everything to live for and her death has cut into the family circle leaving a vacancy that time can never erase.

Miss Blanche is survived by her heart broken parents, one sister and two brothers all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community. – Tampico Tornado

The Loudenberg family have many friends in Walnut and vicinity who sympathize with them in their great sorrow.

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