The twin babies left motherless by the death of Myrtle Marion are doing well under the care of her mother and sister who have taken them to raise.
Myrtle Ellen, daughter of Adeline and William Slavens, was born near New Winchester, Ind., March 1st, 1880. Died in Montclair, Ind., September 9, 1908. A sweet and lovable woman has passed into the great beyond, who will be sadly missed by the large number that knew and loved her, and her memory cherished long after she has gone from us. She married Claude Marion, August 18, 1907. To this union two children were born, twin daughters, whom she named Thelma and Velma. They were one week old the day she died. We cannot say to the relatives "mourn not", remembering the broken circle, the vacancy at home, and although we cannot understand we bow with sorrowing hearts and mingle our tears with the bereaved ones. A devoted husband, two little daughters, father, mother, six brothers, and one sister remain to mourn, besides many relatives and friends, whose hearts are deeply touched by sorrow and whose sympathy is extended to the entire family. Funeral services were held at the church Friday morning, September 11, at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ras. Thomas, after which the body was laid to rest in the North Salem cemetery. Two of her brothers, Ernest and Tide Slavens, came from their home in Iowa to pay their loving, yet sad tribute to their sister.
Plainfield, Ind. Friday Caller, Sept. 25, 1908