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Stubby, Mary Bierman Buhler (1864-1954)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1954 Jul 22 p. 9

Birth date: 1864 Nov 22

text of obituary:


Mrs. Mary Stubby, daughter of August and Katherine Bierman, was born Nov. 22, 1864 in the Crimea of Russia and passed away in Garden City, Mo., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie Davis, July 7, 1954. She reached the age of 89 years, six months and seven days.

She accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour in her youth and later united with the Mennonite church in Medford. She was united in marriage in 1882 to Henry Buhler. To this union were born six children, all of whom are living.

She and her husband spent their early pioneer life on a farm near Lehigh, Kansas, enduring all the hardships every newcomer had to go through. In 1892 her husband passed away. Two years later she found another husband in J. Stubby, to help her through the hardships of life with her six children. They chose Strand, Okla. as their home. A few years later they moved to Hillsboro, Kansas, where her husband passed away.

A few years later she moved to Medford with her son, David who made his permanent home with her and who faithfully cared for her during her declining years.

When she was failing in health her daughter, Marie, Mrs. Will Davis took her to her home in Garden City, Mo. and cared for her faithfully during; the last four months of illness until she passed away.

She leaves to mourn her death six children: Adolph H. and wife Helena, Henry H. and wife Mary, Kate and husband Henry Voth, Marie and husband Will Davis, Lena and husband Ray Robinson. She also leaves 30 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.

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