Mrs. Rebecca Ellen Fling, 88-year old widow of the late
John W. Fling Sr., died Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. [Jan. 29, 1946] in her
Wyoming home. Death came as a result of complication brought on by a fall in her
home January 2. Mrs. Fling’s health failed steadily since that time.
Funeral service will be held at the Cox memorial home
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Mrs. Fling and her husband, who died last November 24,
had resided in Stark county since 1885 and in Wyoming more than 53 years.
Born on a farm near Indianapolis, Id., April 26, 1858,
she was one of twelve children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bolander.
She was married to the late John Wesley Fling on Jan.
25, 1877 at Bridgeport, Indiana and they would have celebrated their sixty-ninth
wedding anniversary had they both lived.
Immediate surviving relatives are a daughter, Mrs.
Naomi Newel, whom lives in the parental home and who cared for father and mother
in their declining years and three sons, John W. Fling Jr. and LeRoy E. Fling
both of Wyoming and Frank M. Fling of Liberal, Kansas. She is survived by three
grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Fling moved to Illinois in 1884 and
settled on a farm near Princeville and the following year moved to Duncan. The
family moved to Wyoming in December, 1892.
She has been a member of the Wyoming Methodist church
since 1893 and was the oldest member of the Woman’s Society for Christian
Service, formerly the Ladies’ Aid society of the church.
Mr. Fling took much satisfaction in performing services
for others and was never more happy than when she could be doing a good deed for
The Rev. C. H. Nicholas, pastor of the Wyoming
Methodist church will conduct the funeral services Thursday afternoon and will
be assisted by the Rev. A. A. Finders, pastor of the Free Methodist church.
Interment will be in the Wyoming cemetery.