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THE LARNED EAGLE-OPTIC, 11 November 1892
Death of Mrs. Seymour Sleeper

Mrs. Seymour Sleeper died at her residence in this city on Sunday morning, November 6th, at one o’clock.
At the time of her death Mrs. Sleeper was about forty years old, and until her recent illness had been
singularly free from sickness. Three months ago Mrs. Sleeper was in the enjoyment of apparent good health,
and the news of her sudden and serious illness and its fatal termination was a shock to the people of this

For seven years Mr. and Mrs. Sleeper have lived in this city and shared with our people the vicissitudes of time in those years. They came to Larned from Imlay City, Michigan. Mrs. Sleeper at once identified herself with the people of the Presbyterian church, and was active in all church work; a consistent leader and teacher in the Sunday school, an earnest and faithful worker in the Band of Workers.

Her life has ever been devoted to well-doing and the announcement of her death by Pastor Haswell from the
pulpit Sunday morning fell like a pall over the assembled congregation. At the conclusion of the services the ladies of the church made arrangements to participate in the funeral services which took place at the residence at eight o’clock Monday morning.

For ten years the Band of Workers has been in existence, and Mrs. Sleeper was the first of active members to be removed by death. The society offered, as a token of its bereavement, a floral tribute of white flowers wrought into a standing star and crescent combined.

Religious services were conducted at the residence at eight o’clock Monday morning by Rev. James Haswell
in the presence of a number of her neighbors and friends. The remains were conveyed to Imlay City,
Michigan, for burial, and were accompanied only by her husband.

In his bereavement, Mr. Sleeper is conscious of a feeling of deep sympathy from those who have been Mrs. Sleeper’s associates, and who have known her to be a loving wife and a Christian woman.

Illness of Mrs. Seymour Sleeper

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

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