The Flora and north end communities were shocked Saturday morning when the sad news reached here of the sudden death of Grandma Sturm, mother of Henry Alando and Charles Sturm, of this community and Mrs. L. D. Osburn of E.O.L. Camp 10, where Grandma made her home.
Grandma seemed as well as usual Friday and was all ready to go to Enterprise Saturday morning with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Osburn. When Mrs. Osburn went into Grandma’s bedroom Saturday morning to build a fire and call her for breakfast, she found that life was gone and Grandma had peacefully passed away to the great beyond. It was a terrible shock to Mrs. Osburn and a doctor was called at once, but there was nothing to be done.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sturm came to Paradise from South Carolina about twenty years ago and spent most of that time in the north end. They were in Canada a few years while their daughter and family lived there.
Mr. Sturm passed away Sept. 25, 1921. Mrs. Sturm has lived most of the time since at the E.O.L. camps with her daughter Mrs. Osburn.
She was born Dec. 7, 1841, in Barbour County, Virginia, now West Virginia, and died Oct. 24, 1925, at Sled Springs, Oregon. The remains were brought to Paradise Sunday afternoon, and burial was in the Paradise cemetery. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. F. L. Bouquet of Enterprise. Many beautiful flowers were placed on the casket and new made mound.
She was the mother of 15 children, seven of whom are living, three sons in the east, and three sons and one daughter here. She also leaves a great number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, and a great host of friends to mourn her loss. The relatives have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Sturm was a member of the Methodist church at White Oaks, West Virginia.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday October 29, 1925, Page Eight