Logan County Colorado Pioneers
Theodore G. Sheaffer, brother Milton and Emily (Matthews) Scheaffer, brother Elmer and Bertha (Matthews) Sheaffer, brother Charles Edgar Scheaffer, 9 North 50 West
Emma's sister Minnie is buried in Nampa # 119194015.
Miss Minnie Sims died at St. Vincent's hospital in Portland Monday morning, February 22, 1909. Her body was brought to her sorrowing people and interment was made in the Nampa cemetery.
WORD ON THE LIFE OF MINNIE SIMS
Minnie Sims was born in Memphis, Missouri, March 26, 1880, being 28 years, 10 months and 26 days of age at her death.
She had resided in Nampa with her father and brother for five years preceding her death. Her mother died two years ago, and the loss of this, the only daughter left at home makes the blow fall heavily on the aged father who is not in robust health. Besides her father, John Sims, she leaves to mourn her loss three sisters and three brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Miss Sims had a devoted christian mother who taught her children the love and fear of God. During her last illness, this young woman sought the pardon of her Savior so freely gives an was baptized in His name, and to her friends at home her last message was, that she was departing in peace.
Her body was shipped back to Nampa for burial and the funeral services conducted from her late home, by the Rev. W. W. Deal, of the Methodist Church, who spoke very tenderly of the Great Sympathizer of Earth who helps in times of sorrow, urging all to be hopeful and live each day the best we can.
Another sister Iva Mae (Simms) Silver 1870-1944 is buried in Nampa # 62172627.
A brother John Frank Sims 1872-1918 is buried in Nampa # 103254528 - he had married Ida Hartman 1872-1955.
Muriel Avis (Sheaffer) Drury, age 94, died at the Berthoud Living Center on Wednesday, August 9, 2006.
She was born on July 8, 1912 to Milton Jonas Sheaffer and Emily (Sims) Sheaffer on her father's homestead at Mullen, Hooker County, Nebraska. The Sheaffer and Sims families came in the late 1870s from two separate areas of Illinois. Her mother's families were originally from Virginia and her father's from Pennsylvania. In the family were seven children: Hazel, Chester, Cloey, Cleo, Verna, Muriel and Dorothy. They are now all deceased.
When Muriel was two years old, the family traveled by covered wagon from Mullen to visit her uncle on his farm across the South Platte River from Proctor, Colorado. The trip took two weeks each way. A year later, her father purchased his brother's farm, and they moved by train to that area. While there, she attended a nearby one-room school and Muriel still remembered to this day, her first grade teacher's name - Miss Gloria Gillette. They lived on that farm until she was thirteen when her father purchased the Merino Hotel at Merino, Colorado. They moved there and she attended Merino schools for four years.
They next moved to Sterling, Colorado where she met and married on April 9, 1931, Carl Walter Drury, who was born April 21, 1906 in Tekamah, Nebraska to William Alexander Drury and Agnes Wilson (Templin) Drury. He died on November 2, 1983. They first lived in Sterling, and in 1948, his work brought them to Longmont where he ran the Model Laundry and Dry Cleaners on Main Street. After his retirement, they loved to travel.
Muriel was a long-time Rebekah member and a past Noble Grand of the organization. She belonged to the First Christian Church of Longmont. She was a homemaker.
The Drurys had five children. Linda Elaine Padgham Reed died on February 5, 1985. The surviving children are: Jack (Shirley) Drury of Bellingham, Washington; Shirley (James) Patterson of Loveland, Colorado; Ted Drury of Longmont; and Barbara (Ben) Samora of Pueblo, Colorado. She leaves nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and six step-great-great grandchildren.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary, Longmont. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Howe Mortuary.
Dorothy Comstock, born June 29, 1914 at Mullen, Nebraska to Milton and Emily Sheaffer, died June 25 2004 as Dorothy Comstock.
Dorothy married Leonard Clark "Comestock" on March 13, 1935, recorded in Logan County.
She's buried in Denver # 22264997, with Leonard Clark Comstock 1914-1997.