Died, June 5th, 1909, Effie Rosella, wife of Frank Scovell, aged 47 years.

Mrs. Scovell's maiden name was Nesselrode and was born near Prarie City, Illinois, May
8th 1862. In the year 1883 she was united in marriage with Frand [sic] Scovell, and for a little over a quarter of a century they were sharers of the joys and sorrows incident to this life. To this union seven children were born, Eugene, Earl, Ray, Virgle, Rosa, (Mrs. Speer) Alma (Mrs. Edward Whitelaw), and Fern.

These children are all living and have the treasure of the mothers love and self sacrifice
in their behalf. At four years of age death robbed Mrs. Scovell of a mother's care. As members of her girlhood home she leaves her father, brother and three sisters. When fifteen years of age Mrs. Scovell united with the Christian Church and in all these years by life and character proved the truth of the statement "That Kings daughters are among thy honorable women."

In the fall of 1898 the family removed from Cornwall Iowa to Garden Plain and a few
years later to Cheney.

Seventeen years ago was the beginning of the malady that finally sapped her strength and vitality. For some five years her right limb was partially paralyzed. At her own request she was removed on June 4th to the Wichita hospital for an operation, which was performed June 5th.

She rallied from the operation so far as to recognize her husband, but soon her tired body was at rest. Her funeral was from the Christian Church June 8th conducted by her pastor Rev. Myers.

The Casket was covered with flowers, among which was a wreath of white roses and
pink carnations from the young mens and young ladies class. Cross of roses and carnations by the Bible class, and a boquet from the Ladies Aid Society, tokens of love to their fellow worker in Sunday School and Church. An immense audience of loving friends and neighbors were present to sorrow with the bereaved family and to fully endorse the beautiful eulogy of her life and character as spoken by her pastor.

>From The Cheney Sentinel, Cheney, Kansas, Friday, June 11, 1909, Page One.

Also from the same date Cheney Sentinel:

Mrs. Effie Rosella Scovell (whose maiden name was Nesselrode) was born near Prarie
City, Illinois, May 8th 1882. She died, June 5th, 1909, being forty seven years of age.

In the year 1883, she was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Scovell, to this union seven
children were born, four boys, and three girls, the boys are Eugene, Earl, Ray and Virgle. The girls are Mrs. Rose Speer, Mrs. Alma Whitelaw and Miss Ferne Scovell, these with their father are left to mourn her loss. She also leaves a brother Mr. John Nesselrode of Garden Plain, and a father Mr. William Nesselrode and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Hough, Mrs. Mattie Marten and Mrs. Viola Hegg, all residing in Iowa.

Mrs. Scovell's mother died when she was four years of age. Mrs. Scovell united herself
with the Christian Church at the age of fifteen years and she continued a true and faithful member until the time of her death.

Cheney Fairview Cemetery:

MAY 8, 1862
JUNE 4, 1909

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