WIFORD, Sophia 1912-1928
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/18/2015 at 08:20:32
Sophia Wiford, daughter of James Wiford, was called to her eternal home last week Saturday. She was born Dec. 27, 1912, at Grundy Center, where she spent most of her life. When three years of age she was badly burned, which left her a cripple. At ten she lost her mother, leaving to her charge the duties of the home to a large extent.
Sophia was a faithful member of the Sunday school for years and in February, 1927, joined with the Baptist church. She died with full faith in Christ as her Savior. She was ready to leave for the habitations not made with hands, altho she preferred to remain yet a while to work, as she confessed for her Master.
Even though in failing health for the past five years, nevertheless she continued her labors at home and at the school, until about a year ago her condition became rather precarious. Since then she has been almost a constant sufferer until death removed her from this world. Last October she was removed to the University Hospital at Iowa City to receive the best of care and treatment, but all was without avail. No relief coming, she begged to be brought home among relatives and friends. Her wishes were granted and on the 3rd of this month she was brought back home. She stood the trip well. The change seems to have done her good and for a time she rallied, so that she was able to sit up in a wheelchair. But death seemed to be hovering over her. Last week Thursday a change for worse set in and on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. she succumbed.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist, church, Dr. W. Bode in charge. Misses Diehl and Witbaard sang her favorite selections: "Holy Ghost with Light Divine" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."
The pallbearers were Dale Smith, Charles Lesch, Clarence Bode, John Robinson, Clarence Roskamp and Chas. Brockway.
She is survived by her father, who on account of severe illness was not able to attend the funeral, one brother, Alfred, and three sisters, Louise, Rose and Leatte.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 February 1928, pg 1
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