The Life of Georgia Ann R. Shellhammer
Georgia Ann Ruttinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ruttinger, was born in Indiana county, Pa. November 21, 1868; died October 7, 1912, age 43 years, 10 months and 16, days.
She came to Kansas when a child with her parents. She was united in marriage to C. H.
Shellhammer in 1886. There was born to this union four children, three boys and one girl. She leaves to mourn her loss four children: Wendall, Marlin, Melvin and daughter, Mrs. Ira Baker of Bakersfield, California; the husband, father, mother, three sisters, one brother and a host of relatives and friends.
Mrs. Shellhammer was converted to Christ when a girl at Bethany Church near Spring Hill, Kansas, and later joined the Bethany M. E. Church. She was twice elected president of the Ladies Aid Society of the church, an official office which she filled to the satisfaction of the church and her many friends. She was a devout follower of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; and in the death of Mrs. Shellhammer, Bethany Church and neighborhood has lost one of its queenly Christian characters. And although she has been removed from the church and the neighborhood, her influence will be felt in that community for years to come.
The funeral service was held, at 2 o''clock Wednesday October, 9, from the M. E. Church; conducted by Rev. D. A. McCuIlough of Spring Hill, assisted by Rev. H. O. Holter, pastor of the church. Interment was at the Olathe Cemetery.
October 24, 1912
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Obituary - Georgia Ruttinger Shellhammer
MRS. C. H .SHELLHAMMER DEAD M,-
Mrs. C.H. Shellhammer. of Aubry townshin in this countv. died Monday morning, October 7, at 7 o'clock at the home father, Mr. Frank Ruttinger, in this city, after a five months illness and intense suffering from cancer. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Methodist church in this city, conducted by Rev. D. A. McCullough, pastor of the M. E. Church at Spring Hill,.assisted by Rev. H. O. Holter of .this citv and interment will be in Olathe cemetery.
Mrs. Shellhammer was born 43 years ago in Pennsylvania and came to Kansas with her parents when quite a small child, locating in the neighborhood of the Bethany school, where she resided until her marriage to Charles H.. Shellhammer, when she went to her husband's farm two miles south of Eureka school house where she resided until taken to the hospital last June. All during her illness Mrs. Shellhammer has been cared for by her sister. Miss Cora Ruttinger, which is a trained nurse with a wide experience in eastern hospitals. Miss Ruttinger says that in all her experience as a nurse she has never witnessed such intense suffering as Mrs. Shellhammer passed through during the five months of her illness, but it was borne with a christian fortitude and patience that is indeed remarkable. She was taken to the Swedish hospital, Kansas City, in July, where she remained two weeks and was brought to her father's home here for a two weeks stay, when she returned to the hospital for a second operation and stay of two weeks. She was brought back to Olathe three weeks ago, since which time her death has been been imminent. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Ira Baker of Bakersfield, California, and three sons under age who live at home, besides her parents, brothers and sisters.
The Olathe Independenet
October 9, 1812
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