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Mary Aseneth Stacy Silliman (1881 - 1936) Alternate


Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 5/15/2022 at 11:15:45

The Osceola Tribune, Osceola, Iowa
June 16, 1936, Page 5

Mrs. Mary A. Silliman

Mary A., daughter of Edward and Elmira Stacy, was born near Medora, Iowa, August 14, 1881, and passed away at her home in Osceola, Iowa, June 13, 1936, at the age of 54 years, 9 months and 29 days.

She was united in marriage with Walter Silliman, August 14, 1901. To this union were born four children, two sons and two daughters, one daughter, Minnie Agnes, preceding her mother in death at the age of seven years.

Mrs. Silliman spent most of her early life on their old farm near Medora. She moved to Osceola with her husband and children in 1929, where she has resided until she was called home.

She confessed faith in Christ and united with the Medora M. E. church when only a young girl, and retained her membership there until her passing. She was a good Christian woman, faithful to her Lord and Master to the end. Lover to read her Bible and a long as she was able to attend the house of God.

Say not, O harrowing soul, "Death is the last." For life is not bound by mortal chains. Life once begun, and rightly embraced lives on in a realm more vast. Then death is only the doorway into the boundless beauty, and fragrance of an existence known only to those departed.

She leaves to mourn their loss, the husband, Walter Silliman, two sons, Wayne and Claire; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Cornelison; one son-in-law, Ernie Cornelison; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Silliman; two grandchildren, Clifford Dwane and Carman Collene Silliman, all of Osceola, Iowa; one sister, Ella Wheeler; and aged uncle, Gene Stacy; one niece, Erma Wheeler, all of New Virginia, Iowa, and other relatives and friends.

"Just a moment ere our fleeting life is o'er, but we're sure that you will greet us on that bright Celestial shore. Side by side we walked life's pathway and our cares and joys were one, you have hastened to the sunset, and your work on earth is done; but, oh, we'll meet you in the morning, when the mist is cleared away, and we'll know each other ever, in that land of endless day."

Funeral services were held in the Medora M. E. church, June 15, 1936, at 2:00 p. m. conducted by Rev. R. Underwood, pastor of the Osceola M. P. church. A quartette of women, Amanda Laggard, Lena Stone, Lula Nine and Elsie Smith, sang :Beautiful Isle," "The City Four Square," "Going Down The Valley." Inez Hess accompanied on the piano. The pallbearers were Eva Schle, Lucy Moore, Maggie Taggert, Grace Kinnaird, Ida McIntosh and Eva Adams. All were members of the Medora Ladies' Aid of which Mrs. Silliman had been a member for many years. Burial was made in the Liberty cemetery.


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