Date of Death: 12 Dec 1914
Subject: Mildred Alice (Massie) Ruhl
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 25 Dec 1914, p. 3
Alice Ruhl nee Alice Massie, died of heart failure, at her home, in the vicinity of Lebanon, Missouri, December 12, 1914.
Mrs. Alice Ruhl, nee Alice Massie, daughter of John C. and Susan Massie, aged 61 years, 8 months and 26 days, was born in the village of mowery [sic], Hiland county, Ohio, March 16, 1853. With her parents she moved to Holt county, Mo., in 1867, where she spent most of her life, except with her husband when they lived a few years in Brown county, Kansas, and several years in Oklahoma. Five children were born to this union, four boys and one girl: John, Grover, Edward and Haden, and Mrs. Bennie [sic] Howard. Two of the boys are dead, John and Edward. Mrs. Ruhl united with the Methodist church, when young at the Richland school house, 35 years ago, during a series of meetings, held by William Edmonds, then pastor of the Oregon circuit, and has been a member ever since.
Her death was very sudden, not being sick over 30 minutes, but, of course, she had been in poor health some time, but not dangerously ill up to the time of her death.
Her remains were brought back and interred in what is known as the "Gravel Wall" cemetery, in Andrew county, Missouri, on Wednesday, December 16, 1914.
Her father, John C. Massie, died March 30, 1878. Her mother, Susan Massie, is still residing on the old home farm, where they settled in an early day, and is now 82 years of age, and is hale and hearty for one of her age; two brothers, John and Nat, and two sisters, Mrs. Barton Denney and Mrs. Bennie Shumaker, survive the deceased, who have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.