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Rhoda Banta

Death of a Most Estimable Lady.
Valparaiso Vidette -- Mrs. W. H. Banta died at her home in this city at ten minutes past 11 o'clock last night, or puerperile fever.

Rhoda Bates was a daughter of Hall Bates, Sr., and has been known in the county and community from childhood as one possessed of much more than ordinary ability or genius. In girlhood when she was a pupil in the V. M. & F. College, from which institution she graduated and of which she was a subsequent preceptress, her lofty bearing and aspiration gave her position as a leading star in the circle of her associates.

Shortly after the marriage to Prof. Wm. H. Banta, the latter was offered the position of superintendent and principal of the city public and high schools which he accepted and still holds, and in which the beloved companion now he mourns proved inestimably valuable to him in times of greatest perplexity and need.

As a citizen and friend, as in other regards the deceased was most highly esteemed. Socially, with her superior acquirements, she was exceedingly interesting. She was a prominent member of the Parnassus club, an organization three years old of society-loving people, of which she was one of the brightest lights, the first president, and alas "Death loves a shining mark!" the first to break the happy circle.

She leaves beside her husband two daughters and an infant son, one sister and a brother to mourn her loss.

She was a constant Christian lady and for many years an active member of the M. E. church of this city, from which place the funeral will occur on Monday next at 11 o'clock a. m.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: December 17, 1885
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 38
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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