Ellwood City, Lawrence County, Pa Newspaper
Pearl Keisling Copenhaver
Former Ellwood Girl Dead In California; Was Wife of Burgess
There is widespread regret here following the death of Mrs. Pearl Kiesling Copenhaver, well known former local girl, and wife of Burgess Eldridge Copenhaver of California.
Mrs. Copenhaver died last Tuesday from toxic poisoning that developed from an infected tooth. She was buried in Howe cemetery Friday afternoon following funeral services at California M.E. church. In charge was the Rev. F. I. Teets, former pastor of the Ellwood City church.
In addition to her husband, the deceased is survived by three children, Harold, aged 14,, Edna Mae, aged 10, and Paul, aged 6. Other survivors are her mother, Mrs. Mary Kiesling, two sisters, Mrs. James Kirker, and Mrs. Charles Cunningham and two brothers Henry and Harry Kiesling, all of Ellwood City.
Relatives from here attending the funeral were Henry Kiesling, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kiesling and daughter Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. James Kirker and son James Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cunningham and son Mervin. Charles Guillaume and daughter Gladys, and Mrs. Anna Kiesling of Pittsburgh also were at the funeral.
Mrs. Copenhaver was born in this city October 16, 1889. She became the wife of Eldridge Copenhaver on June 1910 and resided in California from the time of her marriage till her death. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and took an active part in all branches of church work. She was also a member of California Chapter No. 211 Order of Eastern Star, and an officer in the organization.
California, Washington County, Pa Newspaper
Mrs. Eldridge Copenhaver Passes Away
California was shocked and deeply grieved when word was passed that Mrs. Pearl K. Copenhaver had been summoned by death at 7:10 Tuesday evening. Her death takes from the community one whose very presence created an atmosphere of good will and understanding.
Mrs. Copenhaver was one of those inherently good women, interested at all times in the welfare of others never giving a thought to herself. She was an exceptional wife and mother who just lived for her family. Kind, gentle, and loving, and ever ready to tend a helping hand to those on need ever making sacrifices in order to bring comfort or happiness of others. She was a member of the Methodist church ever since coming to California from her home in Ellwood City, and was prominent in every branch of church work. She had been a member and prior to her death an officer of the local chapter of the Eastern Star for little more than a year but had won the love and admiration of its entire membership.
The direct cause of death has not been definitely determined but the trouble can be traced to an absessed tooth which became infected about three weeks ago. It was the effects of this infection that brought about her death.
Aside from her husband, Burgess Eldridge M. Copenhaver, she is survived by two sons, Harold aged 14, and Paul, aged 6, one daughter, Edna Mae, aged 10 and two brothers Henry and Harry Kiesling, two sisters, Mrs. James Kirker and Mrs. Charles Cunningham and her mother, Mrs. Mary Kiesling, all of Ellwood City.
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Third street at 2 o'clock this afternoon with interment at Howe's cemetery.
In her death California feels a distinct loss and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family to whom the loss of such a wife and mother.........
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