The funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends, Rev. Hilton officiating. The members of Beloit Circle, G.A.R., attended in a body. The remains were laid to rest in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Mr. Childers was a grand old man, an exemplary, consistent Christian gentleman. It was natural for him to be upright and perfect. As one said to us who had known him from childhood, "I never knew Mr. Childers to be impatient nor do a fellow being a wrong." The world is better by the lives of such men as Mr. Childers, and the example he gave us in his perfect life is worthy of imitation and if followed will make better men and women of us all. Through his almost daily visits we became so well acquainted with father Childers that we learned to love and respect him as a child does the parent.
To his bereaved life's companion we can but extend sympathy. Who can understand the aching of the heart of a bereaved wife who spent 55 years of life's battles with a true, devoted husband? But, she has the consoling thought that her departed husband is reaping the reward of the just, and within a few years she, too, will lay aside life's duties and be united with him . . . [The article is cut off at this point.]
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