In the Steuben Republican, Wednesday, December 8, 1915.

Jane W. Rummel, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Rummel, was born in
Columbiana county, Ohio, Feb. 12, 1835.  Removed by death from her old home
near Hamilton, Ind., Nov. 30, 1915, her term of life numering 80 years, 9
months and 18 days.  She was nine years of age when her parents moved from
Ohio to Richland township, Steuben county, Indiana.  Reaching the years of
maturity in this place, she was married to Luman H. Beard, Nov. 21, 1858.
Until his enlistment in the war of the Rebellion, their residence was near
Edon, Ohio.  After the war they located on the farm near Hamilton, and with
the exception of about 18 years residence in the village of Hamilton, this
has ever since been their home.  Their children number six, and of these
three died young.  Those remaining are, Henry R., Benjamin F. and Winnie J.,
wife of Cassius Hagerty, and all reside near Hamilton.  Besides their own
children, thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren - 24 in all
are left to mourn of the immediate family.  Mrs. Beard was fervently and
consistently religious, having been a member of the Christian church for
over 62 years.  She took great comfort in reading the Holy Scriptures, and
like all saints who are saints indeed, was especially interested in those
mansions prepared for all true disciples of the Lord.  For ten days before
her death she knew that she must die, but death held no terrors for her.
She contemplated death with confidence, assuring herself that it would bring
her up with real life, as life obtains in the realm of departed siants.
Mrs. Beard was one of that gentle, charitable, devotional type of christians
all too rarely met with in our worldly minded times.  To those who knew her
intimately, her life was a benediction, and in their remembrance she will
ever continue in the highest esteem for the purity and piety of her life.
She was one of a family of sixteen children, of whom fourteen became members
of the Christian church while young.  Of her four brothers and two sisters
still living, George Rummel, aged 88 years, lives near Angola; Jacob Rummel,
aged 85 years, and Mrs. Caroline Willard, aged 72, reside in Hamilton.  The
other three live in the distant West.  Funeral services were held in the
Christian church, Thursday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., Elder L. W. Spayde, her
pastor, officiating, and she now sleeps in the city of the dead beside the
husband who preceded her to the heavenly city several years ago.

Submitted by: Loren Beard