WHORRALL, Susan 1857-1924
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Date: 3/7/2015 at 10:45:39
Mrs. W. H. Whorrall Dies Of Injury
Fell and Broke Hip Last Thanksgiving Time and Bedfast Since
Mrs. W. H. Whorrall, of Conrad, mother of Mrs. Clyde Winslow, living near Grundy Center, fell while visiting her two sisters at Toledo, Iowa, a week before last Thanksgiving and sustained a broken hip which confined her to her bed ever since.
There was no circumstances connected with the injury that would indicate that it would prove serious and it was thought her recovery was comparatively certain. But her strength gradually grew weaker until death called her on Tuesday morning of this week, passing away at Toledo where she had been confined since her injury.
Mrs. Whorrall was 67 years of age and had made her home for a great many years at Conrad, where she was widely known and highly respected. Only the 13th of last August her husband was called in death, and since then she had oft expressed her wish to be called to her eternal home also, and it was this spirit of mind that caused her to so easily give up the fight in her recent affliction.
Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at Conrad.
Obituary next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 January 1924, pg 1
Obituary Of Mrs. Whorrall
For Many Years an Honored Resident of Beaman
"Is she dead whose righteous mind
Lifts thine on high?
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die."
Such is our great faith as we take up pen to indite what purports to be the life record of Mrs. William H. Whorrall. We many enumerate some of the facts which have formed the scaffolding by which the career has risen before our lingering gaze, the real record is written in living characters to which or from which it is far above our power to add or detract.
Susan M. Fawcett was born near Indianapolis, Indiana, September the twentieth, 1857. She was the daughter of T. D. and Sarah Fawcett.
When Susan was only four weeks old the family moved to Woodford county, Illinois, and later to Shelbyville, Illinois.
January 18, 1877, she was married to W. H. Whorrall, of Metamora, Illinois, at Shelbyville. The young couple went to Woodford county where they resided until 1885 when they came to a farm near Beaman, Iowa. They continued to live around Beaman and then in Conrad, except for a few years spent near Rockwell, Iowa.
Eight children were born to this union. Two died in infancy and Homer died in the service of his country, Sept. 28, 1918, at Winchester, England. Those who survive both father and mother are Mrs. George Sisson, of Alden, Iowa, Mrs. Clyde Winslow, Grundy Center, Glen, of Eldora; Roy, of Boston, Mass., and Ralph, of Conrad. One brother, John F. Fawcett, of Fristol, Missouri, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Vanlaningham, of Perry, and the Misses Kate and Mary Fawcett, of Toledo, Iowa, also survive the deceased. There are also ten grandchildren together with many relatives and friends.
Mrs. Whorrall was converted at the age of eighteen, and she had already been a member of the church for a number of years. At the time of her death she was a member of the Methodist church in Conrad. She was a faithful Christian wife, mother and friend, devoted to those activities and interests which make life so worth while.
In the latter part of November she went to Toledo to visit two of her sisters. They were planning on a pleasant time together. On the first Wednesday night she was in the prayer meeting service which was conducted by her former pastor. The next day she attended a missionary meeting with her sisters in Tama. That evening she fell in the home and suffered a fracture of her hip. For almost six weeks she had suffered very severely, tho loving hands did everything possible to alleviate the pain. But her vitality seemed to ebb away and on the morning of Tuesday, January the 8th, 1924, she passed peacefully to be with her Master and the loved ones who had gone on before.
The instinctive testimony of all is "She was ready." She had lived daily in the presence of her Loving Christ and she willingly went to be with Him beyond the portals of the flesh.
The body was brought to Conrad from Toledo last Thursday and funeral services were held at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. R. H. Collis, former pastor of the Conrad M.E. church, but now of Toledo, assisted by Rev. E. J. Starr. Burial was made in the Beaman cemetery.
Not changed but glorified! O beauteous
For those who weep.
Mourning the loss of some dear face
Hushed into silence, never more to
The hearts of men.
Come like the sunshine of another
Beyond our ken.
O dearest dead, we saw they white soul
Behind the face.
Bright with the beauty and celestial
Of an immortal grace.
What wonder that we stumble, faint
And sick with fears,
Since thou hast left us all alone with
And blind with tears?
Think of us, dearest one, while o'er
We seek the land.
Missing thy voice, thy touch, and the
Of thy pure hand.
Till thru the storm and tempest safely
Just on the other side,
We find thy dear face looking thru
Not changed but glorified!
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 January 1924, pg 4
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