From a newspaper obituary clipping for Aaron Deller from the estate sale
Dessa Mae (Sunday) Wolf 25 Nov 2000
"Aaron Deller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Deller, of Columbiana
Ohio, was born October 27, 1848, in Columbiana county, Ohio. He was
to Miss Mary Magdaline Ritter November 1, 1868. To them were born six
children, Mrs. Stella Ritter Moxley, Mrs. Laura Shaughniss, Mrs. Marth Myles,
Mrs. Bertha Huffman, Howard A. and Lennie Belle Deller. The oldest
youngest daughters, with his wife have preceded him in death.
Mr. Deller was a member of the United Brethren church from childhood
held to that faith all his life. He was a trustee of Mount Zion United
Brethren church for many years. He leaves besides his sorrowing children,
four grandchildren, Mrs. Zema Cheek, of Nevada, Mo.; Harold, Winton, and
Phillip Huffman, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; three great-grandchildren, Mrs.
Katherine Checck McArmond, of Independence, Kans.; Howard and Mable Cheek,
Nevada, Mo.; two half-brothers, I.D. and Thompson Deller, of Pleasant Lake,
Ind.; and many other relatives and a host of friends.
For the last seven years he has made his home with Howard and his
Lola. They were both much devoted to him and did their utmost to make him
welcome and at home. Many times he spoke about the comfort and pleasure
Howard and Lola gave him. His last days were dutifully and lovingly cared
by his children who were near and they were glad to do their very best for
one who loved them and who had endeared himself to them. He passed away at
the home of Howard and Lola Wednesday night, Feb. 25, 1931, in his 82nd year.
While a resident of Angola he was an attendant at the Methodist Episcopal
church and a member of the men's Bible class. He loved the church of
manhood and was just as loyal and devoted to the Methodist church of Angola
until a little deafness made it somewhat difficult for him to follow the
Aaron Deller was much respected and esteemed by a large circle of
and acquaintances. The story of the years is the story of loyalty to
and family and church. He loved to work and many a family in town had
for his sevices in various ways. He was conscientious in a large degree
did not fail to express his disapproval of things he considered wrong or
unwise. He was jealous of his jobs and wanted no interference with
assigned him. He did faithfully and well the work given him. Year after
he had been given his best work to the Angola District and the directors
that his oversight of things, grounds and buildings, would be properly cared
for and everything safely locked up.
He will be in many ways and for many reasons greatly missed, but his
were many, his days full. He had run the rece, fought the fight finished
course and kept the faith. Henceforth, his is the crown of glory.
The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
church with Rev. John Humfreys officiating, assisted by Rev. Thomas Dayles
tje Methodist church and Rev. A.H. Sholty of the United Brethren church of
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson