Stillwater Valley News
November 7, 1927
MRS. BESSIE SHUMAN CABLE
Bessie Shuman Cable was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Shuman. She was born at Covington, O. September 15, 1857, and died at Hollywood, Cal. October 29, 1927. She was married to Mr. A. C. Cable, June 5, 1879. Mr. Cable preceded her in death Nov. 1, 1908. She leaves an only daughter, Mrs. Mildred Cable Miles of Hollywood, California, and one grandson George Cable and one grand daughter Helen Elizabeth Miles. Her brothers Mr. G. L. Shuman of Chicago, J. F. and C. C. Shuman of Covington, and her sisters Mrs. W. F. Charters and Miss Olive Shuman, also of Covington survive their sister. For many years Mrs. Cable was active in all of the work of the Christian Church at Covington where both she and her husband were interested in its every enterprise as leaders. She retained her membership in the church up until the time of her death and not only was interested in the work but supported it in a fine way. She was a lady of gentlest refinement and culture with true aims and high ideals. Because of her untiring efforts to serve she made a success of whatever she undertook. As a member of the local chapter of the American Bible Society she filled various offices of that organization. In 1894 she completed the proscribed course of the Chataqua Literary and Scientific Circle and in August of that year with other members of the Circle was permitted to "pass through the golden gate that leads to the Hall of Philosophy" at the New York Chatauqua, being awarded a diploma in recognition of her work. January 31, 1895 she called a meeting of the remaining members of her Chatauqua Circle at her home and with some other interested ladies and organized the Atheneum Club. This club has withstood the tests of time and after a period of thirty-two years is still active in carrying out the ideals and plans of its founders. Mrs. Cable was elected the first president and served several terms in that capacity. It was through her efforts that the club was given a place in the Ohio State Federation of Women's Clubs. Mrs. Cable served also as secretary of the Miami County Federation during the time of it's existence, but her social interest centered very largely in the work of the Atheneum Club where she never spared herself in making others happy. She ever carried her Christian character and disposition into her social life. Perhaps it may be said that no other woman in Covington has done more to elevate and sustain the moral tone of the society in which she moved that did Mrs. Cable. After her bereavement in the death of her husband she removed to the Pacific Coast and there in the sunset land she spent the evening of her life with her daughter and her family. In leaving Covington she left a kindly and sweet memory in the hearts of her friends that was like the perfume of a rose in bloom. Hers was a beautiful life. A host of friends join with her immediate family in mourning her loss and humbly bow in submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well. May he support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in His mercy may He give us a safe home and a holy rest."
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