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HARTLEY, Mildred 1907-1924


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Date: 8/29/2019 at 19:40:40

Mildred Matilda Hartley, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. W. Hartley, was born in Lansing township Jun. 4, 1907, and after a brief pilgrimage of a little more than seventeen years departed for a better and brighter land, May 12, 1924. Smitten with infantile paralysis when a child of six her little body was left deformed and crippled, but an angel, or was it the Hand of Christ that rested so lovingly upon hore, transfigured her spirit with the very light of heaven and transformed her soul into one of transparent beauty and angelic radiance. She had been suffering with a severe cold for several weeks but was to all appearances holding her own in her usual cheerful and optimistic manner, and was apparently on the way to recovery when acute pneumonia set in, and the noble spirit that had waged so heroic a battle was released from its house of clay. Besides her parents who are left to mourn her departure, Mildred leaves a host of friends and acquaintances among old and young alike who loved and cherished her. Her genial spirit, her friendly manner, her gentleness, her thoughtfulness, her cheerfulness, captivated and won the love and admiration of everyone with whom she came in contact. She was a sunbeam of cheer in the home, a ray of light in the school; kind and loving to her parents, the essence of cheer to her comrades, and an inspiration to her teachers. At the time of her entrance into glory she was a junior in the Waukon High school, and up to the last was absorbed in her study, and anxious to complete her work, and we shall always think of her as one who has gone to join the choir invisible, whose music is gladness to the world.
The funeral from the Federated church, Lansing, at 2:00 o'clock last Thursday afternoon, was largely attended, the family having lived here for a long time before going to Waukon two years ago, and Mildred being a general favorite with schoolmates and all. Rev. Krebs officiated and paid fitting and deserved tribute to her memory. Burial in beautiful, peaceful Oak Hill.
Relatives from a distance attending the funeral were three brothers of Mrs. Harley [sic]; A. E. Schnose of Agar, S. D.; Edward of Wagner, S. D.; and N. P. of Hawarden, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bulman of Frankville, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Aug. McClintock, of Rossville; Chas. Hartley and wife of New Albin.

Card of Thanks
To the junior pall-bearers of Waukon and Lansing, the flower girls, to friends for floral offerings and sympathy and to those who had part in the services, we desire to return our heartfelt thanks.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hartley

Allamakee Journal and Lansing Mirror, 21 May 1924 P 5 C 4


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