DIED. Mrs. Theresa Ella Schorer

The death of Mrs. Schorer in Olympia on Friday, Feb. 3, was one of the saddest blows that the community of Centralia has received for many years. The body was brought to Centralia on Saturday and interred in Washington Lawn cemetery. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church and the large audience present testified to the esteem and regard in which she was held by her friends in Centralia. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. W. Thompson, assisted by Rev. W. E. Zediker of the Baptist church. The casket was banked high with beautiful floral offerings, the loving testimony of her friends and neighbors. Rev. Thompson preached a very touching sermon. Rev. Zediker pronounced the benediction.

Theresa Ella Schorer was born in Germany, July 20, 1870, and came to America when but six years of age. Her first residence in America being at Oshkosh, Wis. When 14 years of age she came west and settled at Centralia. On May 9, 1891, she was married to J. Schorer, a prominent and rising young business man. To them were born two children, Raymond John and Ruth Eileen. She will be sadly missed by the husband and little ones, whose devoted wife and loving mother she was. She was a member of the Centralia Degree of Honor, and in her loss, they had taken from them one of their most earnest workers. The funeral was held under their auspices Sunday afternoon at 2:30.

Mr. Schorer and his cildren have the entire sympathy of all.

Source: The Centralia News-Examiner, Friday, 10 Feb 1905, front page.

Transcribed by Jenny Tenlen. David Schorer is researching the family of Theresa (Mann) Schorer.