The grave marker for Diantha E. Sheldon, which is not readable, is situated next to the monument of her longtime husband, William T. Sheldon, in the Southeast section of Mount Union Cemetery. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Sept. 14, 1914, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 5.

The remains of the late Mrs. Diantha West, who died yesterday at her home at Parkers Station, northern Benton, arrived in Corvallis this morning and funeral services were held from the M.E. church at one o’clock this afternoon, Rev. J.C. Rollins officiating. Internment was in Newton cemetery. She was quite well known in Corvallis, and numerous friends here attended the funeral services at the church this afternoon.

Published as it appeared on Sept. 15, 1914, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 3, Column 5.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ewing and children, of Blodgett, and Mr. and Mrs. George Sheldon, of Brownsville, attended the funeral services here yesterday afternoon of the late Mrs. Diantha West. Mrs. West was the mother of Mrs. Ewing and Mr. Sheldon, and several years ago was a resident of Corvallis. A lovable disposition won for her many friends, and with relatives these sincerely mourn the passing of Mrs. West.

Editor’s additional notes.

Although buried under the name of Diantha Sheldon, obituaries, death certificate and her will showed her legal name as Diantha E. West. She was born May 17, 1850, in Michigan and died Sept. 12, 1914. Five years before her death when she drew up a will, Mrs. West lived in Blodgett and the following year when the 1910 census was taken, she lived on 14th Street in Corvallis. She was previously married to William T. Sheldon, who died in 1902, and is buried next to him at the cemetery. They had two children, Carrie B. Ewing and George I. Sheldon. She married Joseph F. West in 1909. Her maiden name was Diantha E. Allen.