Stillwater Valley News
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah DeVault, prominent Covington resident and wife of Mr. J.N. DeVault, were held this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the DeVault residence on Dodds Street. Her pastor Rev. F.C. Gleason officiated. Mrs. DeVault passed away Friday evening at 10:10 o'clock following an illness of several weeks due to complications of diseases. She was 70 years of age. She was a devout member of the congregation of the Presbyterian Church. Beside the husband immediate survivors include one son, Mr. Minor DeVault of Philadelphia and two grandsons, Lynn of Philadelphia and Mr. DeVault Weaver of Detroit and a number of other relatives and a wide circle of friends. Interment was made in Highland Cemetery under the direction of Walter E. Routzahn.
Sarah May DeVault was born in Miami County, near Covington, Ohio on August 2nd, 1863, and was called in death at her home on Dodds Street in Covington at 10:15 P.M. on Friday evening March 16th, 1934, being in her seventy-first year. She was the daughter of Rebekah Jane and Daniel P. Teach, of a family of five, three of whose deaths preceded her; Charlotte Van Kirk, Mrs. Samuel Barnhart and Charles Teach. The only surviving member being Edward Teach of Piqua, Ohio. She was married on June 30th,1881 to J. N. DeVault, to which union was born two children, one of whom, Nellie E. Weaver, preceded her in death in 1902. Minor M. DeVault is the other surviving member. After the death of her daughter in 1902, Mrs. DeVault raised her grandchild DeVault N. Weaver. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and early in life was an active worker on the church and Sunday school. Due to an illness in 1907 and later years she had little opportunity of continuing this work, but she ever made her Christian duties to her family of utmost importance. There never was a truer wife in all that goes to make up a loyal and loving companion than she, for with her whole soul and being she served her husband with the fullest confidence and tenderest affection. No Less was she the loving and caring mother to her children and grandchildren, one being just as dear to her as the other, her skillful hands always ready to do for them in health and sickness, as only a true mother love can minister. There was with her all through life the responsive feeling to kindness from others and all who knew her royal worth as a friend and neighbor. Friendship with her meant friendship. She was no less the friend in need, therefore the friend indeed. Those remaining to mourn her loss are her husband, J.N. DeVault; her son Minor M. DeVault of Philadelphia, Pa., her grandchildren DeVault N. Weaver of Detroit, Mich. and Lynn A DeVault of Philadelphia, Pa., and her brother Edward Teach of Piqua, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the home at 10:30 o'clock Monday morning March 19. Interment at Highland Cemetery.
She is our dearest friend on earth
She shares our sorrows and our mirth
We find no words to tell the worth,
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