Sarah C. Ream (1852 - 1918)
Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 4/17/2017 at 22:04:11
The Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa
August 15, 1918, Page 5
Sarah C. Ream.
Sarah Ream was born in Pennsylvania May 10, 1852, and passed away after a brief illness at her home in Osceola, Iowa, August 9, 1918.
When she was about two years old her parents moved to Iowa, which has been considered her home until she passed away.
She attended the University at Valparaiso, Indiana, where she graduated from the scientific and classical courses. Her whole life has practically been spent in the teaching profession. She was principal of the Osceola high school, she taught in the public schools of Chicago, Illinois, for two years, and then for seventeen years she was a teacher in the government schools in the south for the colored people.
In her educations work Miss Ream was on her throne. She possessed a student mind, and was intensively interested in the progress of education until the last. Not only did she possess a student mind, but she was always interested in young life.
She was converted in young life to the Christian faith and in all her life work she has been a true disciple of the Master whose rewards are sure. In the church of her choice she has been a useful and devoted member. She has filled many places of importance and always with faithfulness that calls for emulation.
For a number of years she has cared for the needs of her mother, and the last four years she has taken care of her in a very beautiful way. A true and lovely life has passed on, but not to be forgotten-her life will call from all who knew her a reverence that will not fade away.
She leaves to mourn her aged mother, two sisters and six brothers and a large number of sorrowing friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by the Rev. James P. McKay and the remains laid to rest in Fremont Cemetery.
A Tribute to Sarah C. Ream
(Contributed by Prof. Beard.)
Miss Sarah Ream was for many years principal of the Osceola high school. She was a real educator, her work was more than imparting book learning-she led the pupils to a broad high life.
It was a pleasure to see her lead the young into useful fields; she was never satisfied, she always wished to do more.
Miss Ream knew how to teach; this was accomplished by hard work. No work was too hard for her if good might be obtained. She was a leader and her influence extended wide. With all of this she was modest but drew a large number of true friends.
Miss Ream has gone on, but she will continue to be among us. The work she did will be seen through the counting years.
Th's noble work will be reflected by the many good women and men here that were once her students.
Many hearts are sad today that she has been called away, but their admiration and love still glow and grateful rememberance will live on in the coming years.
Many today will say the world is better because Miss Ream lived.
"O, what a glory doth the world put
For him who with a fervent heart
Under the bright and glorious sky,
On duties well performed and days
well spent." Longfellow.
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