Edith Nevada Wells

Edith Nevada Wells

Birth
Annaton, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 14 Nov 1927 (aged 54)
Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA
Burial Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA
Plot Lot 1 S 1/2, Bl 71, sp 1
Memorial ID 110596372 · View Source
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Cause of death: TB

Edith Wells after a lingering illness passed away at her home in Marcus Monday, November 14, at 11 a. m. Her going was not unlooked for although she had rallied and seemed to be better to the friends who had seen her the past few days. The family
was planning to spend the winter in Arizona, with the hopes that a change of climate would be beneficial, but the preparation seemed too much for her and she had several bad attacks and weakened gradually until the end.
Edith Wells was born in Annaton Wis., January 6th, 1873, coming to Iowa with her parents at the age of five years. In 1883 they moved to Cherokee county and she has lived in and around Marcus ever since. She attended the country school and later went to Cherokee high school. She taught for several terms in Tilden and Grand Meadow townships.
She leaves to mourn, her parents,four brothers and a host of friends and acquaintances. The funeral services will be at the M.E. church, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.
Cherokee Evening Times 1927-11-16- Page 4

Marcus News Marcus; Cherokee Co., IA Thur 17 Nov 1927 p1 c3-4
Beautiful Lesson From Life of Dith N. Wells
Christian Faith Never Faltered During Months of Suffering
The community bowed its head in deepest respect and sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. N.T. Wells, when it was learned that their only daughter Edith, had been recalled by her Maker, death occuring Monday morning at about 11:20.
Edith was a Christian of unusual faith and during her lingering illness of two years gave expression many times to the goodness of God to her. During her years of health she constantly took some part in the activities of church life. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and was corresponding secretary for the Woman's Home Missionary Society. In connection with these duties she served as secretary of the Order of the Eastern Star for six years. Her aged parents, with whom she has made her home, will miss her presence greatly but they have the blessed satisfaction in knowing that her soul has gone out to her Master whom she served so faithfully.
Friends filled the Methodist church yesterday afternoon to pay a silent tribute while impressive services were condcuted by Rev. F.F. Robinson. The Order of the Eastern Star attended in a body. Following a portion of scripture the quartette, Ivan Addy, Mrs. G.A. Brink, Mrs. Ivan Addy and F.G. Mossman, accompanied by Mrs. F.F. Robinson, sang Sweet Bye and Bye. This was succeeded by the reading of the twenty-third Psalm, a portion of the comforting chaper, Revelations 7, and prayer by a pastor. Mrs. G.A. Brink then sang the beautiful solo, "Tired". A brief account of the departed one was read after which Rev. Robinson impressively reviewed the three last utterances of Edith.
A week ago Sunday night when it seemed that lfe was ebbing swiftly away she whispered, "God is Love". Again, near the end she breathed, "Jesus is my Savior" and last "Tell them to say 'she is not dead but sleepeth' ". Although not acquainted with the deceased one during her active life, the pastor paid a beautiful tribute to her Christian character that was especially comforting to the bereaved ones and spiritually helpful to all who listened.
The service came to a close by the quartette singing, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Marcus-Amherst cemetery.
Pall bearers were Ernest, Ben, Vilas and Chester Wells, brothers and R.T. Leavitt and S.O. Mithun.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents and her four brothers, Ernest, of Sioux City, Ben, Des Moines; Vilas, Pierson, and Chester, Worthington, Minn., besides other relatives and numerous friends.

Brief Review of Life
Edith Nevada Wells, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.T. Wells, was born January 6, 1873, in Anaton, Grant county, Wisconsin, and passed away November 14, 1927, at her home in Marcus, Iowa. When five years of age she moved with her parents to Pottawatomie county, Iowa, and when 10 years old to Cherokee county where she resided on a farm in Tilden township. In 1911 she came to Marcus where she has since made her home. She united with the Baptist church when 16 years of age and later became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.


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  • Created by: Brenda Halseth
  • Added: 15 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110596372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Nevada Wells (6 Jan 1873–14 Nov 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110596372, citing Marcus-Amherst Cemetery, Marcus, Cherokee County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Brenda Halseth (contributor 46856807) .