|Mrs. D. J. Henry.
The sad news reached Humeston last Thursday of the death of Mrs. D. J.
Henry, which occurred at Keokuk at an early hour that morning. She had been taken to Keokuk a
few days before with the hope of finding relief from the severe illness she was suffering with. But
the hope was in vain, and she passed away about one o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Henry returned home
that day with the remains, and the funeral services were held from her late home Friday.
Edith J. Griffis was born January 3, 1871, at Mt. Hamill, near Ft.
Madison, Iowa. Here she grew to womanhood and was educated. In 1887 she united with the Presbyterian
Church at Mt. Hamill, and lived a life of Christian devotion. On July 10, 1889, she was united in
marriage with D. J. Henry, of Humeston, the fruit of which union is two children, Margherita, aged
seven and Richard Mack, aged four.
The death of Mrs. Henry caused the deepest sorrow in the hearts of
everyone who had the honor of her acquaintance. She was a woman of such beauty of character, so
Christianly in all her words and acts, that she won the love and friendship of all. Educated and refined,
she loved that which gave the most happiness and sunshine in this world, and made life the most
beautiful. Her whole life was full of good and beautiful, and noble acts, that will ever endear her in the
hearts, and in the memory of every friend.
Te funeral services were held at her late home, Friday afternoon,
conducted by Rev. E. S. McClure, of the Presbyterian Church. The P. E. O. society, of which she was a
member, also participated in their beautiful burial service, both at the home and at the grave. A
large concourse of people attended the service, and followed her to the Humeston cemetery, where
she was laid to rest.
CARD OF THANKS
With desire to express our most heartfelt thanks to the many kind
friends who gave such generous help and consolation, in our deep bereavement.
D. J. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McHenry
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT
Whereas, Our heavenly Father has called our sister, Edith Henry, from
our midst, and we, Chapter A.N. of P. E. O., sincerely mourn the loss of one of our dearest sisters.
Resolved, That in her we have lost a most faithful and exemplary member
and one who was dear to us all.
Resolved, That we extend to those dear to her our heartfelt sympathy,
knowing they have lost a faithful wife and mother, and true sister.
"All those who journey, soon or late,
Must pass within the garden's gate;
Must kneel alone in darkness there,
And battle with some fierce despair.
God pity those who cannot say,
"Not mine but thine" who only pray
"Let this cup pass" and cannot see
The purpose in Gethsemane."
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, city
papers, P. E. O. Record, and entered as the Society Record.
Source: The Humeston New Era, Wednesday, January 9, 1901