Clay County


Syntha Ann, daughter of Dick and Adaline Rout, was born in Spencer county, Indiana, February 2, 1856, departed this life September 25, 1929 at her home near Sailor Springs, Illinois at the age of 73 years, 7 months, and 21 days.

She spent most of her life in Indiana, moving to Illinois in 1911. She was united in marriage to Will Bufkin of Spencer county, Indiana, March 10, 1876. Five children were born unto them, three girls and two boys. All are still living.

She was a faithful wife unto death, living 53 years with his companion whom she precedes in death. They spent the greater part of their lives together on the farm.

Sister Bufkin was loved by all who knew her for her kind acts and neighborly deeds unto them. She was a devoted companion, a loving mother and a true friend.

She leaves to mourn her departure, her companion, Will Bufkin, two sons, Louie, of Clay City, Illinois, and Ed of Huntingburg, Indiana. Also three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Hawkins, Mrs. Daisy Stillwell, and Mrs. Belvie Skaggs, all of Huntingburg, Indiana, besides many other relatives and friends.

No more death; no more sorrow, and no fears;
No valley of the shadow, no more pain;
No weeping, for God dries away the tears,
And dried by him tears never rise again.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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