To this union were born six children, William, Ellen, Mary, Emma, George and Frank, who are all living and remain to pattern after the quiet Christian way of their mother. In her young womanhood she joined the German Methodist church and was one of the early members, perhaps among the first of the West Creek class.
For two years she has been ailing, and since spring more severely. The last seven weeks she was confined to her bed and suffered much pain. About six weeks prior to her call home she desired the Lord's Supper, which was administered to her at her bedside by the Rev. C.A. Brown of the English Methodist church of Lowell. Mrs. Oster was one of the quiet and steadiest in Israel; she neither questioned nor criticized the way of her Lord and His church and performed her duty to both. When she was not able to attend services, she still discharged her duty faithfully with financial assistance.
She was not afraid to be called by her Lord, but desired the same. And He, her Lord and Master, saw to it that pain ceased and quiet sleep crept in a day before her call to be with Jesus and thus in a quiet gentle way according to her peaceful life she was granted to quietly sleep on into her new home. "He that doeth the will of God abideth forever." The funeral text were the words of life found in John 14: 1-2-5-6.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, December 18. Rev. T.C. Magler, pastor of the German Methodist church at Hammond, preached the funeral sermon. Interment was made in Lowell mausoleum. Undertaker William Sheets had charge of the burial service.
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