OBITUARY--paper unknown, but Jamaica, Guthrie County, Iowa is at the top of the article.
Last week we mentioned briefly the passing away of Mrs. Joseph Wilcox, who had been ill for many months. The deceased had been in poor health for some time, and had been dangerously ill for several weeks. For some time prior to her death she had been cared for at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. G. Rummel, where all that was possible was done to aid her in her hopes of recovery of the lost health. But it availed nothing. Medical skill and loving care were inadequate to stay the ravages of the disease with which she was afflicted. Her sufferings are o're, and she has joined that great throng who wait on the other shore for the loved ones left behind.
The deceased found her greatest happiness in her devotion to the home life, but was always ready to aid a neighbor or friend in need of her services. For a year or more her ill health had not allowed her to take the active part in th3 affairs of the community that she desired, but through it all she displayed a fortitude and patience that was remarkable. She wrought well in life, and has gone to receive the jewels awarded by the Giver af all Good Gifts to those who remain faithful to the end.
Funeral services were held at he U. B. Church on Wednesday of last week. Rev. Wiltse, pastor of the church, preached the funeral sermon.
Effie B. Dudley was born December 7, 1871, in Clinton county, Ia., and died in Jamaica, Ia., May 6, 1918, aged 46 years and 5 months.
She came to Greene county, Ia., with her parents, A. C. Dudley and Lovina M. Dudley and she continued to reside in that county during her early girlhood.
On March 22, 1891, she was united in marriage to Joseph W. Wilcox. No children came to bless this union, but she was a loving mother to the little step-daughter, Bessie, and she did all possible to make her happy, as well as the man to whom she had given her heart and hand.
The deceased was the youngest of seven children, three boys and four girls. Two brothers, Edward and Wesley, and two sisters, Lulu C. and Rosie S., have preceded her to the Great Beyond.
She leaves to mourn their loss, the husband, the step-daughter, Bessie Derry; one sister, Mrs. Emma J. Rummel of Jamaica, Iowa; one brother, Albert H. Dudley of Boone, Iowa; and a host of friends and acquaintances who had known and loved her in life.
She professed faith in her mother's God and lived a consistant life, doing wht she could to brighten the pathway of her friends and loved ones.
The pall bearers were as follows: T. M. Aylsworth, Eli Correy, John Souder, Eric Lilja, J. D. Cherryholmes and Michael Walker.
The singers were: Mesdames Atkinson, Garrity and Adams, Miss Cora Towne and Rev. Stover and Ivar Towne.