Gennella Maude Hartzell was born in Seneca county, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1879.
Here she grew to young womanhood, when she came to Shelby and for several
years was an employee of the Shelby electric company. During this time
she became acquanteed (sic) with and on October 22, 1899 was united in marriage to Ezra L. Eckis (sic). Since that time her home has been on Marvin avenue, Shelby. About five weeks ago she was stricken with Brights disease, and after lingering until last Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock her spirit took its flight to that better world where there is no more pain or sickness. In childhood she received catechetical (sic) instruction and was baptized in the Reformed church at Bloomville, O., and in her last ilness her faith in her Savior seemed to be strong and to Him she looked for sustaining grace I her time of trial. The days of her short pilgrimage here were 24 years, 8 months and 24 days. Wife, daughter, sister, friend farewell. "She is not lost but gone before."
Funeral services conducted by Rev. D. Summers was held at the home of
S. F. Eckis (sic) yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment at Oakland
cemetery. The sympathy of the many friends of the deceased was manifested
by the many beautiful floral tributes presented as well as the universal
sorrow expressed by everyone, The words of the venerable Father Summers
were full of comfort and sympathy, The basis of his remarks was the words
of Job found in 1st chap. 21st verse, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath
taken away belessed by the name of the Lord." A quartette composed of Mrs.
Renn, Mrs. Clark, Mr.
Hart, and Mr. Pohlman with Miss Hawk as organist rendered beautiful and appropriate musical selections.
Ezra L. Eckes, Mr. And Mrs. Walter Hartzell and family, Mr. And Mrs.
S. F. Eckes, Mr. And Mrs. O. H. Eckes and family