|Birth: ||Nov. 24, 1877|
|Death: ||Jul. 13, 1925|
Volume XXXI, Thursday, July 16, 1925, pg. 1, column 6
ELMER WEST PASSES AWAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS
Elmer West, a widely known resident of Greeley County passed away at his home in Scotia, at four o'clock Monday morning.
About three weeks ago Mr. West was stopped from work because of an attack of acute brights disease and from that time has been bedfast, growing weaker each day. The end came after he had spent an easier day than usual on Sunday.
Mr. West was born in Iowa and moved to Greeley county about 1895. After a few years at Scotia he moved to Greeley, where he resided for some time and then back to Scotia. He was actively engaged in business during most of the time spent at Greeley and Scotia and was widely known over the entire county.
When death came he was a little past 47 years of age.
We extend the deepest sympathy of the community.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. A large crowd of friends and relatives assembled to pay tribute to the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Monkman and interment was made in the Mount Hope cemetery. Several selections were sung by a special quartette. An abundance of beautiful floral bouquets and wreaths covered the casket.
Out of town immediate relatives who attended the funeral were as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Justin West and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. West of Grand Island, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Parker of Denver, Colorado and Mrs. Zack Whitney of Chappell.
The Scotia Register
Volume XXXI, Thursday, July 23, 1925, pg. 1, column 2
Elmer West was born in Marion Co. Iowa, November 24, 1877 and departed from this life at his home in Scotia, July 13, 1925, aged 47 years, 7 months and 19 days.
He came to Nebraska with his parents in 1887 and has been a resident of Greeley county from that time until his death.
In 1899 he was united in marriage to Pearl Mitchell of Scotia, who survives him. To this union were born 4 children, William J. of Grand Island, Edna, Gladyce, and Ralph living at home.
At the time of his death he was Justice of the Peace of Scotia precinct. At one time he was Mayor of Scotia and also served on the school board of the public school of this place. He was always very enthusiastic over any movement that was for the betterment of his town or community.
He had been ailing for some time but had only been bed fast about 3 weeks and his death was very sudden and unexpected to his relatives and friends.
He leaves to mourn their loss a beloved wife, four children, three grand children, two brothers, Justin H. of Grand Island, Floyd of Long Beach, California, two sisters, Nellie Parker of Denver, Colorado, Bertie Witney of Chappell besides a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted in the Scotia Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock by the Pastor, Rev. Jesse A. Monkman and interment made at the Mt. Hope cemetery. Much tender sympathy is felt for the sorrowing family.
IF I SHOULD DIE TONIGHT
My friends would call to mind with loving thought,
Some kindly deed the icy hand had wrought,
Some gentle word the frozen lips had said;
Errands on which the willing feet had sped-
The memory of my selfishness and pride,
My hasty words, would all be put aside,
and so I would be mourned tonight.
Oh friends I pray tonight keep not your kisses for my dead cold brow.
The way is lonely let me feel them now.
Think gently of me; I am travel worn.
My faltering feet are pierced with many a thorn.
Forgive, O hearts estranged, forgive, I plead,
When dreamless rest is mine, I shall not need
the tenderness for which I long tonight. - Con
Mount Hope Cemetery
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