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STALEY, Josephine 1860-1925


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/20/2015 at 23:48:28

Obituary of Mrs. Josephine Staley

Emma Josephine Campbell, daughter of William and Caroline Campbell, was born July 23, 1860, near Polo, Ill., and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Miller, Delta, Ia., Thursday evening at 8:00 o'clock, Mar. 5, 1925, aged 64 years, 7 months and 12 days.

At twelve years of age she moved with her parents to Tama county, Iowa where she grew to womanhood. On Nov. 20, 1879, she was united in marriage to John F. Staley, at Grundy Center, Iowa. To them were born three children: Mrs. Caroline Edith Miller of Delta, Iowa; Mrs. Ida Mae Sarchett, of Beaman, Iowa, and John F. Junior, who died at the age of 7 years.

In 1883 the family moved to Iroquois, So. Dak., where they lived for five years. Then they returned to Iowa, settling at Bancroft. Four years ago they moved to Delta, Iowa, where they were living when the end came.

Mrs. Staley is survived by her devoted husband and two daughters, four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. E. M. Sarchett, of Dolliver, Iowa, and two brothers, W. H. Campbell of Rodman, Iowa, and George S. Campbell, of New Providence.

While living at Bancroft Mrs. Staley became a member of the Baptist church, to which she has since remained a faithful member. She was a good christian woman, a devoted wife and mother and a kind friend and will be greatly missed by her devoted family and many friends.

She was stricken while at work at the sewing machine in the home about 11 o'clock in the morning with apoplexy and passed away at the close of the day.

Funeral services were conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Miller, Monday morning, March 9th, at 10:30 o'clock by Rev. R. V. Pike, pastor of the M.E. church of Delta. The body was then taken to Beaman where services were held from the Beaman M.E. church on Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, the Rev. J. J. Snyder officiating.

Mesdames Fred Elliott and R. L. Oglesby and Messrs. F. A. Ainley and Ben Rowe sang. G. A. Hitchcock, I. R. Schnebly, Fred Elliott, Roy Follansbee, Enis Elliott and T. L. Evans acted as pallbearers. Miss Nedra Fitzgerald and Margaret Simms carried the flowers. Interment was made in the Oakland cemetery.

A face is absent from our midst,
A voice we love is stilled;
A place is vacant in our hearts,
That never can be filled.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today;
For the one we love so dearly
Has forever passed away.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 March 1925, pg 6


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