Randolph County, Indiana
The Union City Times-Gazette
Obiturary --- Editor's note: The following was written by the deceased, Mrs. Cora Wagner, and found by members of the family following her death Tuesday morning. The last paragraph and poem were added by Rev. D. G. Berkebile.
Friday, July 28, 1939
Cora Viola Zumbrum, oldest daughter of Henry and Rachel Benson Zumbrum, was born on January 25, 1867, one mile east of Union City, Ind., on what at that time was the John Zumbrum farm.
At the age of three years I moved to Union City where I attended the West Side school but did not finish the eighth grade. I then began working to make my own way. I lived in or near Union City all my life with the exception of 18 months when I lived near Pennsville, Ind., with my maternal grandparents and uncle's family.
I was baptized into the Church of the Brethren by Elder Joseph Longnecker on February 25, 1886. I was married to Alonzo Hershal Wagner, son of Daniel and Catherine Baker Wagner. Four sons were born to this union.
I have tried to live a Christian life, but have made all too many failures. Hope the rest of you will always keep the Lord's work above all else. I don't know what any of us will have to go through with yet, but above all don't let Satan deprive you of your crown.
I was thrice annointed and received much benefit each time, both spiritually and physically. I was at one time healed of a very serious illness through the prayers of God's people. This might help some poor discouraged one to trust more fully in the Good Lord.
--- Cora Wagner
Sister Wagner passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 72 years, five months and two days. She leaves to mourn her going, her four sons, Earl, Guy, Ray and Alva; two sisters, Mrs. Oak Boyer, of Union City, and Mrs. Finley Bolen, of Anderson; one brother, Harvey Zumbrum, of Union City; nine grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
"Could we but see beyond the veil
That hides our loved ones from our sight,
How many doubts would be removed,
How much that's dark would then be light.
But mortal eyes can never pierce
The cloud that hides them from our view,
We only trust that God's free grace
Will guide us in the way that's true."
Contributed by Billy J. Baker
A Randolph County Area Newspaper
WAGONER, d/o John & Mary E. (Booher) Wagoner, d. 4/24/1882, ae 3y. Fell into an old unused well and drowned. Bur Maxville.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah
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