BRASTED, Arvilla 1892-1919
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/11/2016 at 14:02:29
Mrs. Oran R. Brasted Passes Away Suddenly
Entire Community Shocked by Report That Mrs. Brasted Had Died Monday Afternoon
Death Follows Birth Of Child
Beautiful Young Life Taken Just As It Was Blossoming Into Loving Motherhood
Deep sorrow was cast over this community Monday afternoon when it was announced that Mrs. Oran R. Brasted had passed away suddenly about three o'clock following the birth of a baby daughter that forenoon.
Mrs. Brasted was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Morrison, of this city, and was greatly beloved by all who knew her.
Following is the obituary which has been handed in for publication:
Arvilla Morrison Brasted
Arvilla Vivian Morrison was born in Grundy Center, March 16th, 1892. She was married to Oran Brasted Nov. 10th, 1917. She died June 16th, 1919 a few hours following the birth of a little baby girl, who still lives, and has been named Arvilla Morrison Brasted.
She affiliated with the Baptist church and was baptized in that faith on December 19th, 1911. All of Arvilla's life, excepting that portion of it while she was away at school, was spent in Grundy County. She graduated from our high school and later took a course in music at the State Teachers' College at Cedar Falls and following that she completed a course at the Cedar Rapids Business college.
While Arvilla's years with us were far too few, she filled them with sunshine, good cheer and loveliness. Those who have known her from childhood have taken an interest in her as they would in one near and dear to them. Arvilla took a friendly and helpful interest in everyone she knew and this interest met with mutual response and appreciation. Her sudden summons came not only as a shock to her immediate family, but to her hundreds of friends as well. Arvilla has left an inspiration to us all; the world is fairer, the sun shines a little brighter and the flowers are a bit more fragrant because she has lived.
"I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise.
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.
And so, beside the silent sea
I wait the muffled oar,
No harm from him can come to me
On ocean or on shore
I know not where his islands lift
Their fronded palms in air
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond his love and care."
The funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 from the home of the parents, conducted by Rev. L. P. Krome, of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Clark cemetery.
The floral offerings were the most profuse ever seen on a similar occasion in this city.
The bereaved husband, parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 June 1919, pg 1
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