Edon Commercial, Wednesday, 2 Jan 1929, page 1
SAREPTA C. TINGLER
Sarepta C. Harmon-Tingler, the youngest in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harmon [sic], was born in Putnam county, Ohio, near Columbus Grove, on August 12, 1853, and died December 26, 1928, age being 75 years, 4 months, and 14 days.
She was married to William H. Tingler in Steuben county, Ind., on Jan. 12, 1873. To this union was born three sons - Clinton S., South Bend, Ind..; Charles, Hamilton, Ind.; Otis, Edon, O.
With the exception of some 2½ years she spent practically all her married life in these two counties - Steuben of Indiana and Williams of Ohio.
The deceased during her long earthly pilgrimage was a woman of quite average health; was a splendid mother and a real helpmeet to her husband, always shareing to the full in their efforts to acquire a home, or in reverses, as well as serving to the fullest capacity as a mother about the duties in a home.
For the past few years, she was practically unseen on our street or at any public function due largely to the fact that she seemed to be afflicted with some form of rheumatism, but she bore her affliction with the greatest of fortitude, never revealing to any extent her suffering or disappointment, always welcoming and enjoying her friends as they came to visit and sympathise with her.
Some time in the very early years of her life, at about 12 years, she became a member of the Christian Union church in Putnam county, O. But after she was married and moved to Steuben county, Ind., she took membership with the United Brethren church just over the state line at Bethel. After some years she transferred her membership to the Alvarado United Brethren church. She remained with this church until some 14 years later when they moved to Edon, where she united with the Methodist Episcopal church.
The departed will be remembered for her kindly spirit and plain and useful life, by her husband, three sons, their wives, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many friends and neighbors of her life's acquaintance.
Card of thanks - - We desire to thank the neighbors and friends who assisted us a the time of our bereavement, and to express our appreciation for the floral offerings and to the ministers and singers - Wm. Tingler and family
Sarepta's maiden name was Harman, not Harmon.
I have attempted to retain the original spelling and punctuation of the obituary.
Submitted By: Craig Fisher