Mrs. S. G. Bucher Dies Following Paralytic Stroke

Was Ill From Wednesday Afternoon Until Friday Funeral Monday

Mrs. Samuel G. Bucher died suddenly at her home in Astoria Friday morning at 12:30 o’clock, following a paralytic stroke which she suffered Wednesday afternoon.

Mary L. Bucher, daughter of Charles and Clara Elgin was born near Astoria, Nov. 27, 1877. At the time of her death she was aged 54 years, 11 months and 7 days.

The deceased was united in marriage to Samuel G. Bucher on Oct. 7, 1894. To this union ten children were born, two died in infancy. Those surviving are: Mrs. A. P. Becker of Nampa, Idaho, Floyd of Englewood, Colo., Mrs. Jesse Gruber, Astoria, Harry of Canton, Elgin and Ralph of Mt. Morris and Clara and Fern at home.

On November 28, 1894 with her husband, she united with the Church of the Brethren. When her husband was elected to the ministry on Sept. 11, 1900, she cheerfully assumed this added responsibility. Her life was one of consecration and devotion to the church.

She was a good mother. She was a sacrificial mother. She counted no effort too great for the welfare of her family. She has truly lived for others, surely she has done what she could to further the happiness of humanity.

In addition to her surviving children and husband, there are nine grandchildren, one brother, George Elgin, one sister, Mrs. W. O. Parry and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

“To them that love God all things work together for good.”

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Church of the Brethren in Astoria, conducted by Rev. E. F. Caslow. Interment in Woodland cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 11/9/1932

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