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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Julia Ann Smurr Harwood
Contributed by Jane Henry

From the Family History Scrapbook of Beatrice (Harwood) Platter Billow


Mrs. Julia Ann Smurr Harwood was born December 24, 1945, in DeKalb county, Indiana. She departed this life at her late home in Butler, July 21, 1934, at the age of 88 years, six months and 28 days.

She was united in marriage to Thomas Winslow Harwood, June 6, 1866. Mr. Harwood preceded her in death December 10, 1920. To this union was born six children, four sons and two daughters, two sons preceded her in death, David and Albert. Those left to mourn her departure are Geo. and Cecil Harwood of Auburn, Mrs. Isabelle Pifer of Butler, Mrs. Ina Treman of near Butler. Also two sisters and three brothers, Milan and Martin Smurr of Butler, and Simon Smurr of Auburn. The living sisters are Mrs. Ann Albright of near Butler and Mrs. Inez Turner of near Auburn.

She also leaves four grandchildren, Mrs. Kenneth Oberlin of Butler, Harry Harwood of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Sheldon Platter of Auburn, and Mrs. John Moran of Butler. She also leaves twelve great grandchildren and and many other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Harwood had a continual abiding faith in her Savior, we will miss her religious guidance and admonishing.

"Dear Mother you have left us,
And thy loss is hard to bear;
But in silence we resign thee
To the Savior's tender care.

Fold thy toil worn hands in sorrow,
O'er thy silent peaceful breast;
All thy wordly toils are over
He has called thee home to rest.

We give thee up dear Mother,
Knowing thou are free from pain,
Free from earthly cares and sorrow,
And our loss is thy great gain.

Thou are only gone before us,
And the journey won't be long;
Let us strive in Heaven to meet thee;
There to join the Heavenly Throng.

Funeral services were conducted from the Johnson & Son funeral home, Tuesday afternoon., Rev. Price of the United Brethren church officiating. Burial in Butler cemetery.

Note: The deceased's son was listed as David in the newspaper article.  This should have been Daniel -- not David.

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