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Mrs. O.J.Piper Called By Angel Of Death


Posted By: Carlyss Noland (email)
Date: 3/11/2005 at 17:39:34

Mrs. Ida M.Piper, 69 years of age, one of Greenfield's sainted women died at her home Sunday after, May 31 at 5:30 o'clock. Death came after a lingering illness. With her children gathered about her the veil of death was slowly drawn and life went out into eternity.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Greenfield Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. W.H.Cable delivered a comforting sermon from the text in Revelation:"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord" 30 members of the W.C.T.U. attended in a body. The floral offerings were a worthy tribute to a noble life. The choir consisted of: Mrs.A.J.Pemberton, Mrs.Clyde McClure, Russell Piper and M.G.McCreight with Mrs.R.W.Hoyt as pianist. The selections:"Sometime We'llUnderstand" "Under His Wings".A solo, "A Perfect Day" sung by Mrs.Clyde McClure.

The pallbearers were: Steve Jackson, Charley Rigg,Zene Frizell, L.E.Gile, Charley Price and Bernard Garbrock. A large number of friends and neighbors were presentfrom her old neighborhood of Clara Chapel and vicinity to pay their last tribute to her memory.

Ida May Gilles was born at Mt.Sterling, Brown County, Ill., May 19,1856. She being a daughter of John and Emaline Gilles.

At about 8 years of age she moved with her parents to Grundy Co., IA. where they resided 1 year, then moving to Balko, Mo. and later to Adair Co.,IA. in 1871 locating on a farm northeast of Greenfield where she taught school both at Harrison Center and at a school house near the Wakefield homestead.

At the age of 16 she was converted, being baptized by the Rev.Geo.Clarke in Middle River and joining a church at Arbor Hill and later at Clara Chapel where her gospel of right living was an inspirating influence both to her children and the surrounding community.

She was united in marriage toOrestus John Piper at Afton, IA., Oct.19,1874. To them were born 11 children, 4 of whom havepreceded their mother in death. The serviving are: Walter A.Piper, Elmer A.Piper, Lloyd R.Piper and Stella L.Hoadley of Greenfield, Iowa; Bert L.Piper of McEwen, Oregon; Elvira Hastings of Worland,Wyoming; and Fred Piper of Letcher, So.Dakota. All of whom were present to do honor to one whose kindness and efforts in their behave was limited only by her strength.She also leaves 12 grandchildren who will miss the helpful council of an unselfish life.

In the spring of 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Piper moved to Greenfield to spend their declining years. The husband passing out in death March 19,1923.

Mrs.Piper was active in all the interests of local church affairs since coming to Greenfield.

She passed into quiet sleep May 31,1925 at the age of 69 yrs..12 days.


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