Source: Pitts, Michael R., Deaths Madison County, Indiana 1902. Anderson, Indiana, USA: Anderson Public Library Indiana Room, 2002.
(Citing the Elwood, Indiana Daily Record of September 2, 1902)
Mrs. Sigler's Funeral
After months of patient suffering, Minerva, wife of Dr. D. Sigler, died at the family residence at South B and Anderson streets, Sunday morning at 7 o'clock. For several months she had been a victim of consumption, and although her death was not unexpected, it was none the less a painful shock to her friends.
Mrs. Sigler was in the fifty fourth year of her age, and the greater part of her life had been spent in this immediate community, she enjoying the personal acquaintance of nearly all the older residents of the city. She was a woman of many estimable qualities, devoted to her home and family. One child, Miss Vivian, survives her a son, Bert, having died with the same complaint ten years ago.
The funeral was held at the family residence this afternoon at 2:30, the Rev. J.A. Dunkle officiating. The members of the medical fraternity attended in a body, and hundreds of friends took part in the sad service. Interment was in the city cemetery.
Comment: I found this obituary while doing research at the Anderson Indiana Public Library's Indiana room. This book contains photocopies of obituaries from local papers. Minerva (PIERCE) SIGLER was born December 6, 1846 in Wayne County, Indiana, the daughter of Francis S. and Rebecca (PAGE) PIERCE. She married Dr. Daniel SIGLER on December 31, 1868 in Madison County, Indiana. Minerva's death occurred August 31, 1902 in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana. Minerva was my maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, a younger sister to my Edmund G. PIERCE.