PRICE, Laura 1872-1935
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/8/2016 at 18:33:00
Funeral Services For Mrs. S. F. Price Sunday Afternoon
Funeral services for Mrs. S. F. Price who died very suddenly at her home in Grundy Center last Wednesday afternoon were held at the Methodist church, Grundy Center, Sunday afternoon and the church was well filled with relatives and friends of the family. Rev. J. B. Bird conducted the services. Burial was in the Grundy Center cemetery.
Mrs. Laura Hundley Price, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hundley, was born May 25, 1872, near Fort Dodge, Iowa, and died following a brief illness early Wednesday afternoon, March 27, at her home in Grundy Center, aged 62 years, 10 months and 2 days.
She is survived by her husband and three children: Mrs. Paul Clugston, of New York City; William, of Grundy Center; and Fred, of Boston, Mass. Also her only sister, Mrs. Mable Plager, of Grundy Center, and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Price spent the greater part of her life in Grundy county. She taught school a number of years previous to her marriage to Sidney F. Price in 1897. Following her marriage, the family resided at Gladbrook for five years, where Mr. Price was employed as agent for the C. & N.W. Ry.
In 1900 the family moved to Conrad, where Mr. Price resumed the duties of agent and where the family resided for 21 years, when they came to Grundy Center. Six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Price took over the management of the Columbia Hotel in this city.
Mrs. Price was noted for her activities in church work and civic organizations. Among these were the D.A.R., W.R.C., Royal Neighbors, charter member of St. Elma chapter, O.E.S., of Conrad; also of the Woman's Club of Conrad, member of the Celestial Shrine, and Business Women's Club, of Grundy Center.
Mrs. Price possessed the qualities of leadership to a marked degree, and she found lasting pleasure in working with and through others.
Her friendships were broad and enduring. Her sympathies ever for those who were unfortunate.
As wife and mother she found her greatest joy in her home and among those near and dear to her. She will be sincerely missed by her loved ones and a host of friends.
"I cannot say, and I will not say that she is dead. She is just away. With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand, she has wandered into an unknown land, And left us dreaming how fair it needs must be, since she lingers there.
"And you, O you, who the wildest yearn for the old-time step and the glad return, think of her faring on as dear in the love of there as the love of here; Think of her still as the same I say; She is not dead. She is just away."
Relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mrs. Vola Clugston, New York City; Fred Price, Boston; Audrea Price, Des Moines; Lucille Price, Marshalltown; Mrs. C. A. Fultz and family, Osage, Ia.; Chas. Starkweather, Rockford, Iowa; Roy Starkweather and family, Greene, Iowa.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 December 1934, pg 1
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