Mary Gekler obituary
—OBITUARY.—Mrs. Mary Gekler was born in Germany, Nov. 6th, 1828, and died in the township of Lyle, Sunday, July 26, 1885, about six a. m. She came to this country in 1854, first settling in New York state; from there she removed to Iowa; from there to Cedar City, in Austin township, where she lived for eight years; after which she removed to Lyle where she spent her remaining days. She had been a woman of very strong constitution, and had worked arduously with her companion for the welfare of her children, but at last disease took hold of her mortal frame and did not stay its cruel hand until it took its victim. She was a sufferer for about five years, suffering greatly the last year. She died in peace, saying "Lord give me rest." She leaves a husband with eight children and a large concourse of friends to mourn her loss.
The services were held at the Cedar City School House, Tuesday, July 28th, 1885, at 1 p. m. by E. W. Haley, M.E. Pastor, and the body interred at Cedar City Cemetery.