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Mrs. Rebecca Antles of Bearcreek Township is Called Suddenly From Earth.

Is Survived by Four Children, One Brother, One Sister and Several Grandchildren

Another of the old and well respected pioneers of this county, passed to her final reward, Friday evening, when occurred the death of Mrs. Rebecca Antles at her home four miles north of Westchester, in Bearcreek township, Mrs. Antles was among the oldest residents of this county, having lived in Bearcreek township for the past seventy years.

The death of the aged lady occurred at 6:30 o'clock and was very sudden.  She was taken ill with neuralgia of the stomach Thursday evening, although until this time she had been enjoying her usual health, although for the past five years on account of he advanced age, this had been failing.

Rebecca Stanley Antles was born in Columbia county, Ohio, and had she lived until June 15 would have celebrated her 80th birthday. When not ten years of age she moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Stanley to this county, settling in Bearcreek township.  Here in 1856, she was united in marriage to David Antles whose death occurred in 1892.  Of  this union there survives four children:-Alfred Antles of East Walnut Street, Frank Antles, of Bearcreek township; Mrs. Ellen Weaver, of Indianapolis; and Fred Antles, living on the home farm.  She is also survived by one brother, Franklin Stanley, of Maxville, Kansas, and one sister, Mrs. Keturah Williams, of Kansas.  The following grandchildren are also left to mourn her death:--Harry Straley, of North Commerce street; Mrs. Asa Tharp of Jackson township; Frank Straley, of East High street, Mrs. Ned Beals, of east of Antiville; Miss Edna Antles, of Antiville; Misses Fannie and Gertrude Weaver; Miss Alma Antles and Ira Antles.

The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 11:00 o'clock at the U.B. church at Westchester, conducted by Rev. Fred Stovenour, of this city.  The interment will be made at the U.B. cemetery.  The funeral cortege will leave the  house at 10:00 o'clock.

Mrs. Antles was a member of the Baptist church at Belmore for fifty years


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