Steuben Republican, 30 January 1929, page 1:


Charles Gunn, the youngest child of Morrison and Winifred Gunn, was born December 1, 1852, in Scott township, Steuben County, Indiana, and lived in that vicinity during the greater part of his life until he moved to his present home. He met and later was married to Miss Katie Reed May 4, 1879. To this union there was born one daughter.

  He united with the Christian faith at North Scott church some years ago under the hands of Elder D. C. Hanselman. He was an honorable member of the I. O. O. F. of Angola. Mr. Gunn was also a member of the Macabees.

He departed this life January 23, 1929 at his late home at the age of 76 years 1 month and 22 days. He leaves to mourn his departure a faithful wife, one daughter, Mrs. Jennie McCarty of Coldwater, Michigan, two grandsons, Kenton and Dale of Chicago, three nephews, one niece and a host of other relatives and friends.

I cannot say, and I will not say
   That he is dead -- he is just away!
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
   He has wandered into an unknown land.

And left us dreaming how very fair
   It needs be, since he lingers there.
And you, oh, you, who wildest yearn
   For the old-time step and the glad return,

Think of him fareing on, as dear
   In the love of there, in the love of here.
Think of him still as the same, I say.
   He is not dead -- he is just away.

                   --James Whitcomb Riley

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for their expressions of sympathy and deeds of kindness, also the minister, Elder Wm. F. Shaub for his words of comfort, the singers, also for the beautiful floral offering and all who in any way contributed to the care and burial of our dear husband and father.

Submitted By: Sarah Atherton