Mrs. Eva Maria Planting died yesterday [June 2, 1929] at her home 123 North Logan Street, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Planting was born in Sweden April 1, 1851, being 78 years old. She came to Calumet, Michigan in 1873 and was married that year to Gustaf W. Planting. In 1877 she came to Umatilla County and settled on a homestead near Adams, Oregon, being one of the early settlers in that section.
In 1911 her husband Gustaf W. Planting died. In 1917 she retired and came to make her home in Pendleton where she lived until her death. She was a faithful member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church of which she had been a member since early childhood.
Mrs. Planting was the mother of 12 children of whom 11 are living. They are Mrs. Isaac Christopher, Mrs. John Molstrom, Mrs. Fred Pell, Walter Planting and John Planting all of Adams; Mrs. Fred Enbysk of Pendleton; Mrs. John Hendrickson of Corvallis; Mrs. Leonard Zitterberg and Mrs. Louise Kirk of Ridgefield, Wash.’ Mrs. Charles Wiidanen of Centerville, Wash.; Arnold Planting of Champion, Canada. She has also a sister in Sweden, 27 grand children and one great grandchild as well as other relative and a large circle of friends.
Funeral services will be held from the Finnish Lutheran of Pendleton Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Chas. Cjala officiating. Burial will be in Greasewood Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman