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RICE, Earl 1881-1899


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11

Obituary of Earl Rice

The death of Earl Rice came as a surprise to most of his friends though the immediate members of the family had known for some days that no hopes were entertained by his physician for his recovery. He came home from Marshalltown some three weeks previous to his death, a victim of typhoid fever. Dr. E. M. Heffelfinger, one of the most skilled physicians on typhoid in this part of the country, was called, but from the beginning he saw that Earl's symptoms were of the worst form and though all possible to be done was immediately applied the patient was unconscious and on the verge of the grave during all of his short period of illness. The loving mother was constantly at his bedside and it is a comfort to her to know that she had the privilege of administering to his wants personally and that she could respond to his constant calling upon her for service. No one will feel his death more keenly than the parents and members of the family and to them we express our heartfelt sympathy in the loss they have sustained.

Earl was born and raised in Grundy Center and was well and favorably known by everyone in the community. He was a good hearted, kind and affectionate in the home and amongst his friends and will be missed by all his associates. He died at the tender age of seventeen years, just when life was full of promise.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jordan from the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon, June 24, at two o'clock. The pastor preached for the benefit of the young who were present from the admonition to seek the Creator in the days of youth. His remarks were appropriate and full of excellent advice to the young. The casket was covered with fragrant flowers and the alter was beautifully decorated in white and green. The pall bearers were Fred Taft, Frank Collins, Tom Eaton, Code Morrison, Vernie Cole and Eldon Souers--all friends and companions of Earl when living. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Rose Hill cemetery.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 29 June 1899, pg 5


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