DILLY, Luella 1855-1925
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/20/2015 at 07:58:29
Mrs. H. N. Dilly Dies Suddenly
Stricken by Paralysis and Passes Away Shortly After
This community was shocked this (Thursday) forenoon when it was announced that Mrs. H. N. Dilly had passed away following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered this forenoon.
Mrs. Dilly, so far as is known, had been in her usual health up to the time she was stricken. She never regained consciousness after being stricken.
No arrangements have been made as to the funeral as we go to press. Their daughter, Miss Cora, but recently went to North Carolina to accept a position in the public schools of that state. One son resides at Wellsburg and another in Michigan, besides other relatives at a distance and it will be necessary to hear from them before arrangements can be made for the funeral.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 February 1925, pg 1
Obituary of Mrs. Dilly
Luella M. Cole, eldest daughter of Lyman and Emily F. Cole, was born near Mt. Carroll, Ill., April 28, 1854, and died at her home in Grundy Center Feb. 5, 1925, aged 70 years, 9 months and 3 days.
At the age of four years she moved with her parents to a farm in Palermo township, Grundy county, Iowa. It was here she spent her girlhood days and grew to womanhood. The early life of Mrs. Dilly was spent in school and teaching school.
On May 22, 1877, she was married to Henry N. Dilly, and shortly after they moved to Grundy Center. In the spring of 1880 they moved to their farm in Palermo township, where they continued to reside until March 1st, 1914, when they again moved to Grundy Center.
There were four children born to this union, Mrs. Genie Briden, of Crookston, Minn.; Burdette D. Dilly, of Ludington, Mich.; Cora C. Dilly, of Grundy Center; and Shirley L. Dilly, of Wellsburg. She also leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one brother, H. A. Cole of Marshalltown, and one sister, Mrs. Delia Wetzel, of Los Angeles, Calif. Two brothers, Byron C. and Dorlan Cole, passed through the valley before her.
Mrs. Dilly united with the Methodist church of Grundy Center Sept. 15th, 1878, and since that time has been a devoted member. She was also a member of the Home Missionary Society, Kings Daughters, Woman's Relief Corps, and Carter Temple No. 91, Pythian Sisters.
Mrs. Dilly was a woman of broad christian culture and endeared herself to all, making her life beautiful and attractive to friends and associates. Her chief interest, however, lay in her home life, and this was characterized by a beautiful devotion to her husband and family throughout the years. All who came to know her well were impressed by her fine spirit of gentleness, charity and courtesy. The remembrance of her patient life will linger with her loved ones and many friends.
Servant of God, well done!
The glorious warfare's past,
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon and they were attended by a large number of friends of the family.
Out of town relatives and friends present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Cole and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Cole from Marshalltown, Mrs. Pearl Bryden from Brookston, Minn., S. L. Dilly and family from Wellsburg, Mr. and Mrs. Heim Watson from Reinbeck and Mrs. N. Errickson from Cedar Falls.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 February 1925, pg 9
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