FEARER, Minnie 1882-1932
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/5/2015 at 11:16:26
Mrs. Parker Fearer Passes Away Sat'day Following Operation
Was Member of Widely Known Grundy County Family; Lived Her Entire Life In Grundy Center Vicinity
The community was shocked and saddened Saturday night when it was learned that Mrs. Parker Fearer had passed away in the hospital at Cedar Falls following an operation. She was taken to the Sartori hospital at Cedar Falls Wednesday, June 22, for examination and submitted to a major operation for fibroid tumors, Saturday, June 25. The shock of the operation was too great and she failed to rally, through all the medical skill that could possibly be had was given her, she continued to grow weaker until death came to her relief a few minutes after 9 o'clock Saturday evening.
Mrs. Fearer had known for several years that she had tumors or an internal growth of some kind, but as it had caused her no serious pain or trouble, she kept it to herself and the day she was taken to the hospital was the first time she had consulted a physician. In the operation two tumors were removed, in all about 12 pounds.
Minnie Smith Fearer was born on a farm near Grundy Center, Iowa, June 18, 1882; departed this life June 25, 1932, 9:10 p.m. at the age of 50 years and 7 days.
She was united in marriage to Parker H. Fearer February 7, 1901. To this union one son was born, Bennie Lawson, who passed away in infancy.
She spent her entire life in and around Grundy Center, with the exception of one year, when she attended school at Clinton, Iowa.
During that year she was converted and united to the Baptist church of that place, after returning to Grundy Center she transferred her membership to the Baptist church of this city. She lived a sincere Christian life and was loved and respected by everyone within the radius of her acquaintances.
She will be missed in the home and in the hearts of her many friends. Hers has been a mission well fulfilled and now that her earthly cares are over she sleeps in peace where trouble never comes and sorrow is unknown.
It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman--one whose everyday life was embellished by the charming and lovable qualities that characterized her as a loving wife, a kind neighbor and friend, and a Christian woman.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, Parker H. Fearer; her father, Benjamin T. Smith; three brothers and three sisters: Dr. Earl B. Smith, George, Iowa, Wilbur L. Smith, Grundy Center, Jack Smith, Buckeye, Iowa, Maude M. Springer, Strawberry Point, Iowa, Ella I. Goodell, Grundy Center, Anna B. Klipping, Freeport, Ill., besides a host of sorrowing relatives and friends who mourn her departure. Our comfort is found in the fact that she knew her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and that he has prepared a place for her that is incomparable to any earthly joy.
We shall miss thee a thousand times
along Life's weary track,
Not a sorrow or a joy but we shall long
to call thee back;
Yearn for thy true and tender heart, long
thy bright smile to see,
For many dear and true are left, but
none are quite like thee.
Not upon us or ours the solemn angel
hath evil wrought,
The funeral anthem is a glad evangel,
the good die not;
God calls our loved ones, but we lost not
wholly what He has given,
They live in thought and deed as truly
as in Heaven.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon in charge of her pastor, Rev. Annette. Burial was made in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 June 1932, pg 1
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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