DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson
Feb. 16, 1956
MRS. DORA DEPEW, 89, DIES IN AUBURN
Deceased and late Husband, Porter W. DePew, Operated
Grocery on East Ninth Street for Many Years.
Mrs. Dora DePew, 89, a resident
of Auburn for 60 years, died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday at her home, 212 South
Center Street, Auburn.
The body was removed to the Gerig funeral home in
Auburn for burial preparations and will remain for funeral rites at 3 p.m.
The Rev. Joseph Ferguson of east of Auburn will
officiate at the services with burial in Roselawn cemetery near Auburn.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight.
Mrs. DePew’s death was attributed, to complications
following an illness extending over the past six years. She had been
bedfast since October, 1955.
A native of Jackson township, Mrs. DePew was born
June 23, 1866, daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs Benjamin (Margaret Scott)
Bailey. She attended grade school at Leo and the Auburn High School
and for several years was a teacher in the Jackson Township schools.
On Jan. 12, 1886, in a ceremony performed in Jackson
Township, she was married to Porter W. DePew, Mrs. DePew died Feb. 9, 1953.
The couple operated the grocery on East Ninth Street for many years.
Mrs. DePew was one of 14 children. She was
the last of her family. Five brothers, and eight sister preceded her
in death. A son, Walter DePew of Auburn, preceded her in death Aug.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Clara Lillian Baughman,
a grandson, and one foster grandson.
Mrs. DePew was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran
church in Auburn.