Submitted by Donnie Pickard
Van Buren County Democrat
March 19, 1936
W. T. Sterlin
W. T. Sterlin, aged 63, died suddenly at his home at Arlberg Saturday morning, March 14th. Burial was in the Plant cemetery Sunday afternoon following funeral services at the Plant schoolhouse in charge of Rev. Wade Rambo.
Mr. Sterlin had been in ill health for some time suffering of a heart ailment, but at the time of his death was sitting at the breakfast table. The suddenness of his passing was indeed a shock to his family and many friends.
Mr. Sterlin was a good citizen, and was though badly crippled, was ever ready to help his fellowman and to do his part towards the up building of his community and county. He followed farming as a means of livelihood practically all his life.
Besides his wife he is survived by nine children.