|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1888|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1912|
Daughter of Robert and Lillian Lay Drury. Grandaughter of Richard and Sally Ann Babbitt Drury.
Albany, Illinois August 23, 1912
Bright Young Life Ends Wednesday
It is with deepest sorrow that the Review has to again record the going out of another young life - that of Miss Myrtle Adelle Drury - which occurred as 12 noon, Wednesday, August 21, 1912 at the home of her parents in Albany.
Just nine weeks to a day before her death, Miss Drury returned to her home from the State training school for teachers at DeKalb where she had finished the year's work with an illness that even then bade fair to be the last.
Typhoid fever soon developed and later complications set in which baffled the physician and best of trained nurses and the loving care of mother and other near and dear friends.
Through all the long weeks of intense suffering she never gave way to one impatient expression and accepted every service with sweetest appreciation. The messages of hope and cheer and the abundance of flowers with which she was blessed was an ever source of comfort and pleasure.
The subject of this brief sketch of whom the entire village mourns her departure, was the elder of the two children born to Robert and Lillie Drury on Nov. 4 1888 at Monument, Logan Co. Kansas.
When at the tender age of four years her father (Robert Drury) died and the mother with her two little ones returned to Whiteside County, where they have since resided.
Myrtle grew to beautiful young womanhood here and graduated from the Albany schools with the class of '06, and after attending a summer session at the Geneseo college she began her career of teaching with continued with a wonderful degree of success for four years; two in Henry County, one at Garden Plain Corners and the last at Slocum Street.
Her ambition for a higher and broader education led her to enter the State Normal School at Dekalb, where she had made excellent progress for 2 years and would have finished the course in one more year.
But God had other plans and called her to His mansions above where every wish will be gratified and where sickness, pain and death are unknown. But how hard it is for those left behind to realize that "God doeth all things well."
Her's was a naturally religious nature. Not only was she a member of the M.E. church, Sunday school and Helping Hand Society, but was a Christian, living her religion every day. The Golden Rule was her rule.
The mother and Mr. John Beeken who had been a kind step-father to her, and Lydon, an only brother, are the immediate family left to bear the heart crushing sorrow.
Many other relatives and friends also deplore the passing of this dear girl who has been called just when life was so full of promise, but "Some Day We'll Understand.".
Funeral services will be held today (Friday) at 2 o'clock at the home, Rev. R.L. Griffin officiating."
Robert Drury (1861 - 1891)
Lillian Adelle Lay Fields (1868 - 1922)
Created by: Kris Townsend
Record added: Mar 23, 2010
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