Catherine W. Wettlaufer Carman Funeral Card (1981)

When my grandmother passed away I inherited a collection of funeral cards. Most were for family members, a few were for friends. I thought I would post them here on Fridays.

In Loving Memory of Catherine E. Carman, Died September 24, 1981.  (Robert B. Rowland, Funeral Home, 7013-15 Torresdale Ave., Phila., Pa.)

Jake- (Cass) [Written in by my grandmother]

Let us Pray
Almighty God, through the death of Your Son on the cross, you have overcome death for us. Through his burial and resurrection from the dead you have made the grave a holy place and restored to us eternal life. We pray for those who died believing in Jesus and are buried with him in the hope of rising again. God of the living and the dead, may those who faithfully believed in you on earth praise you for ever in the joy of heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

[text on reverse]: And while He blessed them, He was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Catherine Carman Funeral Card text side Catherine Carman Funeral Card reverse, illustration of Jesus ascending into heaven

Catherine Elizabeth “Cass” Carman née Wettlaufer was the wife of my grandmother Naomi Carman’s brother Jacob Carman (1907-1991). Born 28 August 1906 in Phillipsburg, New Jersey,1 she was the daughter of Hugh William Wettlaufer & Catherine Elizabeth Anderson.1 She died 24 September 1981.2


  1. Catherine Elizabeth Wettlaufer Carman, 163-10-0052, 1936, Application for Account Numbers (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.
  2. Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch U.S. Social Security Death Index ( : accessed 10 December 2015), Catherine Carman, 163-10-0052.


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