Stillwater Valley News
2 April 1930
David Clinton Bosserman, son of Isaac and Lydia Warner Bosserman, was born in Darke County, Ohio, August 31, 1858 and fell asleep in Jesus Tuesday March 11, 1930, aged 71 years, 6 months and 10 days.
April 10, 1882, he was united in marriage with Margaret Yount. To them were born three children--two sons and one daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Nellie Grace Oakes, preceded her father in death, December 24, 1928.
Mrs. Bosserman and the two sons survive the husband and father. The sons are Leslie K. Bosserman of Covington, Ohio, and Henry Y. Bosserman of Covington, Ohio.
There are also six grand children and one great grandchild. Two grand children preceded their grandfather in their departure to the great home beyond.
Mr. Bosserman is also survived by one niece and two nephews.
He joined the Church of the Brethren about forty-five years ago. He was formerly a member at Harris Creek but later transferred his membership to the Church at Covington.
He has been a devoted member of the church he so much loved. In recent years failing health has prevented his regular attendance at the services of God's house.
It has always been a great joy to him to have his pastor call upon him and conduct worship with him and his family in their home.
He has lived most of his life in Miami County. For the last thirty-seven years he has resided in Covington and vicinity. For a long period his occupation was that of a farmer.
He was greatly esteemed for his fine character and genial attitude by those who had the privilege of knowing him. In his passing his family loses a kind husband and a good father, the church loses a loyal member and the community loses a highly respected friend, neighbor and citizen.
The community united in its expressions of sympathy for those who mourn the loss of a loved one.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep
Too full for sound and foam
When that which drew from out boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.
For though from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Stillwater Valley News
March 12, 1930
Aged Local Resident Dies After Long Illness
David Bosserman, 71, Dies Tuesday After Illness of Several Years Duration--Funeral Services To Be Held Friday Afternoon. Rev. C. F. McKee Officiating.
Mr. David Bosserman, 71 years old, died at the home of Jacob Tobias on the corner of Dodds and Pearl St. Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Mr. Bosserman had been subject to kidney trouble and rheumatism for several years.
He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Covington and also of the Order of Red Men. He was born north of Bradford and has lived his entire life near there and in the vicinity of Covington.
Two sons Henry and Leslie and his widow survive. A daughter Mrs. Nellie Oakes who resided in Ludlow Falls preceded her father in death two or three years ago.
Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 at his home at the corner of South Pearl and Dodd Streets, with Rev. C. F. McKee of Dayton officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery. Geo. Miller funeral director.
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