Sarah Jane Whitney Berkey Obit

Gospel Herald – Volume XLVIII , Number 19 – May 10, 1955 ­ page 454, 455.

Berkey, — Sarah Jane (Whitney), was born June 21, 1878, at Bertrand, Nebr.; passed away at McMinnville, Oreg., April 11, 1955; aged 76 y. 9 m. 20 d. She had been in poor health for some time. On Jan. 10, 1894, she was united in marriage to Henry Berkey, who preceded her in death by 7 years. About 1903 they moved to Jasper Co., Mo., where they united with the Mennonite Church near Oronogo, Mo. In 1907 they moved to Wyoming where they lived until 1935, when they moved to Sheridan, Oreg. She is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters (Samuel, Filer, Idaho; Oliver, Sheridan; John J., Pendleton, Oreg.; Chester, Buhl, Idaho; Mrs. Cordehlia Bush, Denver, Col.; Leah Phoenix, Torrance, Calif.; Katherine Ervin, Salem, Oreg.), 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Josephine Callwell, Burns, Wyo.) She was much interested in spiritual things and was faithful to her Lord and Saviour. Funeral services were conducted by G. D. Shenk and D. F. Shenk.

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