MOATS, Vera 1889-1913
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/26/2019 at 21:21:12
Two Are Called By Grim Reaper
Mrs. S. E. Moats Also Passed Away Saturday After a Lingering Illness
Death, that grim reaper of lives, stopped a moment in our midst during the last week and laid his finger upon two homes, removing from the first the father, a man who had reached the scriptural years of four score and ten, and from the second home taking a young mother of only twenty-four who, in her going left behind her two small boys, one of five and the other of three tender years. Chas. H. Baldwin and Vera Gilbert Moats were widely known in their respective communities and in their deaths the community suffers and many relatives and friends are left to mourn.
Mrs. S. E. Moats
Vera Gilbert, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Gilbert, was born Jan. 29, 1889, at Arcanum, Ohio, and died at her home in Grundy county, Iowa, April 12, 1913, age 24 years, 2 months and 14 days. The deceased resided in Ohio until six years of age when she moved to Grundy county with her parents where she resided until her early death, which was due to tuberculous peritonitis. The deceased had been ill for several months and the disease had made deep inroads upon her system, her spirit taking its flight on the first real spring day of the new year.
She was united in marriage to S. E. Moats, Dec. 19, 1906, and to this union were born two sons, Edgar, age 5 and Glen, age three, both of whom are left without the tender care such as only a mother can give. Besides the husband and the two children Mrs. Moats is survived by her mother, her father having passed away in January 1910, three brothers and three sisters. Two brothers, Oren and Willis, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Peters, are in California and were unable to come for the funeral. Two sisters, Jennie and Mrs. Cara Brewer and one brother, Quinter, were here for the last sad rites for their loved sister.
The funeral service was held from the Ivester church of the Brethren, of which denomination the deceased was a member, Rev. A. P. Blough of Waterloo officiating, assisted by Rev. Bruebaker, and the remains were laid away in the Ivester cemetery.
The deceased was a woman young in years but she had made many true and fast friends by her sterling qualities. She was popular with young people of her community and a willing worker in her church and in the cause of right. The esteem in which she was held is the best evidenced by the large number of friends and neighbors who met to pay their final tribute to her memory and the many beautiful floral tributes which covered her couch of death. She will be missed in her community, but more in the home that knew her best and which is now left so desolate and bare.
Card Of Thanks
We desire to extend to the many friends and neighbors our sincerest thanks for the many kindnesses shown during the recent illness and death of our loved one. Especially are we grateful for the floral tributes which lightened somewhat the sadness of the last hours.
S. E. Moats
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 April 1913, pg 1
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