Aged Astoria Lady Passed Away Saturday

Mrs. Susan Riebling Dies At Home Of Daughter In Canton

Mrs. Susan Riebling, an aged and highly respected lady, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Elmore, Saturday morning in Canton, aged 78 years, 3 months and 15 days.

Susan Beck was born May 25, 1858 at the Beck homestead in Schuyler county. In October, 1880, she was united in marriage to Henry Riebling, who preceded her in death fifteen years ago. To this union nine children were born, seven of whom survive, namely: Harry and Carl of Astoria; Mrs. Ada Stauffer, Browning; Mrs. Anna Elmore, Canton; Ira of Bushnell; Mrs. Irma Bricker of Ray, and Freeman of Vermont. Also two brothers, William Beck of Bader and Samuel Beck of Rushville, and 26 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In young motherhood she united with the German Baptist church and lived a faithful, devoted consecrated life. She has been a constant sufferer from arthritis for 30 years and bore her afflictions patiently, never complaining. Everyone who met Mrs. Riebling loved her as she possessed a fine character and disposition.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Astoria Church of the Brethren, conducted by Rev. Isaac Cable, assisted by Rev. J. D. Miller. Burial was made in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 9/16/1936

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