The Springfield Daily Sun November 18, 1919 "TRIBUTE PAID TO MRS. MARY GOTWALD REV. DR. WILLIAM E. BROWN, pastor of the Fourth Lutheran church, delivered the funeral oration Monday at the funeral services of MRS. MARY ELIZABETH GOTWALD who died at her home, 2 Ferncliff Place. MRS. GOTWALD was buried in Ferncliff Cemetery. DR. BROWN was assisted by DR. S. E. GREENAWALT, former pastor of the church, of which MRS. GOTWALD a member for many years. Both of these men spoke of the beautiful character of MRS. GOTWALD and what her life had meant to others. Flowers in profusion filled the rooms of the GOTWALD home, sent by admiring friends and relatives. The house was crowded with those who came to pay their last respects to a woman who was universally loved. A few words of respect were also spoken by Rev. DAVID H. BAUSLIN dean of Hamma Divinity school. DR. BAUSLIN was a lifelong friend of the GOTWALD family. Relatives were pall bearers. They were ROBERT C. GOTWALD, FRED G. GOTWALD, DR. D. KING GOTWALD, GLENN M. CUMMINGS, FRED REMSBERG and H. C. PONTIUS."
Additional Information provided - Here are two separate obituaries for Mary Elizabeth King Gotwald, who died November 13, 1919 in Springfield, Ohio. She was a daughter of David King and a sister to Robert Quigley King. Her obituary will likely be of interest to many because her husband, Luther A. Gotwald, D. D. had a Lutheran Church trial at Wittenberg College for heresy and was acquitted. There was a book written about that trial and many dedicated Lutherans know about it. It is interesting to see that neither of these obituaries mentions the long stint Luther had as a divinity professor at Wittenberg. Notice that her 2 Ferncliff address is the same as the one for her mother, Almena Caldwell King, which home is now the Chi Omega Sorority House.