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Wilda Sophia (Hovis) Shontz

Posted 2023-03-18 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Friday, February 9, 1951, p. 1

Funeral Services For Mrs. Charles Shontz, Sr.
Were Held Thursday In The Wickenburg Chapel

with burial following in the Wickenburg cemetery. The well known long-
time resident of the town passed away Tuesday morning at her home at 89
South Washington Street. The 72-year-old woman had been bedfast for the
past ten years.

In Arizona Since 1911
Mrs. Shontz, who was born in Shippenville, Pa., and Mr. Shontz were
married in Youngstown, O., February 3, 1897, and observed their 54th
wedding anniversary last Saturday. They moved to Arizona in 1911 and
have lived in Wickenburg since 1915.

Leaves Three Children
Surviving are the husband, Charles Shontz, Sr., of Wickenburg,; a
daughter , Mrs. Bert Matchette of Wickenburg; and two sons, Charles Jr.,
of Parker and Harold of Blythe. Also surviving are five grandchildren
and one great grandson.

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