KLINEFELTER, Mildred 1862-1928
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Date: 4/27/2015 at 23:17:01
Death Calls Mrs. Klinefelter Christmas Eve
Summons Came To Her Relief After Long Period Of Pain And Suffering
Lived In County For Twenty-Eight Years
Large Concourse of Neighbors and Friends Attend Funeral held Wednesday at Alice
Death came to the relief of Mrs. Henry H. Klinefelter at about 7:30 Monday evening, December 24th, after months of intense suffering, and another home is saddened by the taking of a loving wife and mother, a good neighbor and friend.
While all that loving hands and medical skill was done for her that could be done, the ravages of her ailment gradually grew worse and the suffering more intense, and the inevitable could not be forestalled beyond the allotted time.
No greater evidence of the beautiful character of this wife and mother, neighbor and friend, could be shown than the large attendance at the last rites held Wednesday afternoon. She was an every day Christian woman whose greatest duty was to do what she could for the happiness and comfort of others. She will not only be missed in the family circle, but by a wide circle of friends, whose sympathy goes out to the bereaved.
Mildred May Cooper was born Feb. 16th, 1862, at Troy Grove, Ill., and departed this life at a few minutes past seven o'clock on Christmas eve, Monday, December 24th, 1928, aged 66 years, 10 months and 8 days.
She was united in marriage to Henry H. Klinefelter, January 22nd, 1882, at Mendota, Ill. To this union were born four children; Ira J., Mrs. J. Clyde Smith and Ford H., all of Grundy Center or near vicinity, and Milton L., Austin, Minn.
For eighteen years they made their home on a farm near Troy Grove, and in 1900, they came to Iowa, locating on a farm a few miles southwest of Grundy Center where continued happiness and prosperity --unreadable-- to enjoy with her husband and children for a period of ten years.
In the year 1910 they retired from the farm and moved to a fine new home in Grundy Center, where they have since resided surrounded by their children and a wide circle of friends among whom they were held in the highest esteem for their honest, upright, Christian lives.
Soon after her marriage Mrs. Klinefelter was converted and united with the Church of God at Troy Grove. After coming to Iowa she placed her membership with the Church of God at Alice where she has ever since been a loyal Christian servant of her Savior, always delighting in attending church services and having fellowship with her Lord and Christian people.
Mrs. Klinefelter was a true companion, a loving mother, a good and kind neighbor and friend.
She leaves besides her husband and children, a half-brother, S. D. McPherson, a half-sister, Mrs. Anson Klinefelter, both residing in Illinois, and thirteen grandchildren besides many friends and neighbors who will miss her keenly.
Mrs. Klinefelter's affliction was of several years' duration and part of this time her suffering was intense, but she bore it all with the greatest of patience, trusting in her Savior and yielding to the will of her heavenly Father who doeth all things well.
Thus a beautiful Christian life has closed to the things of earth and has gone to be with her God. That she was held in the greatest respect by all was evidenced by the many beautiful flowers contributed by neighbors and friends.
Following short prayer services at her late home at one o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 26th, the funeral services were held at the Alice Church of God, southwest of this city, conducted by her former pastor, Rev. E. E. Heltibridle, of this city, and assisted by her present pastor, Rev. Masemore, of Conrad. Interment was in the Alice cemetery.
At the services at the home Mrs. N. W. Reynolds rendered that beautiful song, "No Night There," and at the funeral services the music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Florence Barloh, Mrs. Rev. Masemore, Messrs. Lawrence Kline and Ralph Philips, with Miss Pearl Harris at the piano. The pallbearers were I. N. Shirk, D. A. Mast, John Cross, Louis Hess, Al Kline and Peter Baasch.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 December 1928, pg 1
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