ALBRIGHT, Etta 1898-1930
ALBRIGHT, SQUIRES, REISINGER
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/6/2012 at 09:42:06
Mrs. Galen Albright Is Called in Flush of Young Womanhood
Services Held Tuesday Were Attended by Large Numbers of Friends
The dark angel of death entered the happy home of Rev. and Mrs. Galen Albright in Melrose township last Saturday afternoon, carrying with him to the great beyond the spirit of the devoted young wife and mother, leaving the husband and five young sons grief-stricken and bereft of their loved one.
Mrs. Albright had been suffering from an attack of influenza, and was thought to be recovering, but complications intervened, causing her unexpected death.
The funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m., Rev. D. C. Gnagy, the pastor, in charge, assisted by Rev. I. D. Leatherman, a former pastor, and Rev. William Bode, of Grundy Center.
The pall bearers were Robert Smith, Joe Smith, Clarence Hogle, Harold Hogle, Ray Smith and Lynn Doak.
Obituary of Mrs. Etta Albright
Etta Naomi Squires Albright, better known as Etta Reisinger Albright was born in Grundy county, March 26, 1898, and departed from this life at the family home, east of Eldora, April 26, 1930, at the age of 32 years and one month. At the age of three weeks she was left a motherless orphan by the sudden death of her mother. Mr. and Mrs. David Reisinger, Mr. Reisinger being an uncle, took her into their home as one of their own children. To her Mr. and Mrs. Reisinger have always been father and mother and to them she has always been as an own child and as considerate.
On October 26, 1917 she was united in holy wedlock to Galen W. Albright. That was the beginning of a happy family circle into which were born five boys. The boys, Wayne, Lyle, Miles, Junior and Ellis, with their father all survive.
In early young womanhood she dedicated her life to the Master by affiliating herself with the Church of the Brethren at Ivester. This dedication of life was more than a mere formality with Mrs. Albright and when, after her marriage, Galen was called to the work of the ministry she was a great help and encouragement.
In the fall of 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Albright went to Chicago for the purpose of attending the Bethany Bible school. Mrs. Albright was very much interested in the work and used the opportunity she had to a good advantage. Later when they moved to Grundy Center to attend school at Grundy College again Mrs. Albright eagerly used the opportunity to further her preparation for the life work of her and her husband.
One of her greatest joys was to be in service for the church and the kingdom of God. She always gave a ready response to any request to serve. During the past year she has taught a class of intermediate girls besides taking an active interest in special tasks for the church. At the time of her death she was deeply interested in the preparation of a program for the mothers and daughters banquet. Every service of the church was only another opportunity for her to further the cause of the kingdom of her beloved Lord and Savior.
She is survived by her husband, the boys, her father, Will Squires, Mr. and Mrs. David Reisinger, her foster parents, Mrs. Bruce Albright and Charles Reisinger, of Whitten and Raleigh Reisinger of Eldora, a foster sister and foster brothers, a sister, Mrs. Will Zeltman of Eldora, a brother, Ernie, of Akeley, Minnesota, a half sister, Mrs. Frank Hooper of Grundy Center, a half brother, LeRoy Squires, of Reinbeck, a host of relatives and an entire community of friends who will miss her cherry face and pleasant smile.
The funeral services were conducted from the Ivester church of the Brethren Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Services were in charge of the pastor, Rev. D. C. Gnagy, assisted by Rev. I. D. Leatherman, the former pastor, and Dr. W. Bode of Grundy College.
A chorus sang "No disappointment in Heaven" and "The Eastern Gate." A quartet, composed of Mrs. D. C. Gnagy, Mrs. Frank Lamb, R. W. Button and Wayne Kinney, sang "God's Way." "God's Way" was just recently sung by the Albright boys in an evening service and was a special request.
--Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 30 April 1930
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