william shultz 1918 obituary at cherokee county kansas
OBITUARY William Shultz was born Sept. 3, 1871; and died Wednesday, June 12, 1918, age 47 years and 9 months old. He was united in marriage to Ella Johnson, May 9, 1900 and to this union seven children were born. Rev. John Booe conducted the fun eral services and burial was made in the Brush creek cemetery. . Will was a kind husband and lov ing father and had a host of friends and neighbors that will sorely mis him. Heartbroken relatives,, in the lorg days following his death, filled, with weary toil, where there is no inter est, and though the longer nights spent in tears and loneliness the one cry of your aching hearts will be "Give me strength to bear it. Oh Father keep close to my soul, I stand like one bewildered, take my hand, and through the gloom,, lend safely home thy child." While you were here The gray all faded from my ' sorded life, The days were full of peace and sunshine too. Yea, every task aad burden that seemed hard Was sweet today because my life held you. Since you have gone The light has faded from my happy life The days are weary now and darker too, I grope along, will your hand find me dear, And lead me into heaven there with you?