Randolph  County,  Indiana

A  Winchester  Area  Newspaper
June 9, 1921
        Mrs. Lucinda Hoffman, age sixty-three, died Thursday night at her home on North West street, following a long illness from cancer. Surviving are one dughter (sic), Mrs. U.G. Bally, and three sons, Edwin McVey, Winchester, Carl McVey, Muncie, and Walter Baker, of Converse. Funeral services were held from the home in this city Saturday afternoon in charge of Rev. A. M. Addington.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

A  Winchester  Area  Newspaper
June 9, 1921
        Lucinda Ginther, daughter of Anthony and Louesa Ginther, was born in Cicero, Ind., Mar. 15, 1858. She moved when a little girl with her father and mother to Winchester, Ind., and here in the north part of the city, she has spent all of her life almost in the same neighborhood.
        She was united in marriage to Allen McVey on October 2, 1876. To this union were born two sons, Edward of Winchester, and Carl of Muncie, Ind.
        At the age of 36 years the husband and father passed away with the dread disease consumption.
        On December 18, 1887, she was united in marriage to Henry Baker. To this union was born one son, Walter Baker, of Converse, Ind. Mr. Baker was called from labor to reward, leaving her again a widow.
        She was married to Joseph Hoffman in the year 1894. To this union one daughter, Lena, was born. Death again entered her home and claimed the husband, and Lucinda was left, and remained a widow, since 1904.
        At the age of 17 years she united with the German Lutheran church, and was baptised in that faith. Her noble and stanch life spoke her faith in the Lord and Master better than tongue could tell it; yet saying at the last, I do pray and am ready to go, gives us comfort now that she is gone from us, to her reward.
        Only a few months ago her health began to fail rapidly, and on June 2, 1921, she quietly passed away at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 18 days.
        Surviving her are the four children who deeply feel the loss of mother, and the home that is broken.
        She also leaves three brothers, William Ginther of Riverdale, Mich., Charles Ginther of Kokomo, Ind., and Fred Ginther of near Winchester, Ind., and one sister, Mrs. Minnie Allen of Mt. Carmel, Ill. Six grandchildren, cousins and other relatives and friends who will miss her kindly greetings.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled,
God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love had given,
And though the body slumbers now,
The soul is safe in heaven.
        The funeral was conducted in the home on North West street June 4, at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. A. M. Addington, and interment made in Fountain Park cemetery.
        The children bereaved of mother wish in this way to express their thanks to all their many friends and neighbors, who have been so kindly sympathetic and helpful to us in this time of our sorrow.
Contributed by Gina Richardson

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