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Fay Odessa Dryden (1893-1899)


Posted By: Ken Akers (email)
Date: 6/16/2017 at 22:51:44

Audubon County Journal (IA)
Thursday, Apr. 27, 1899, pg. 4


Death Of Little Fay Dryden.


Again the sad messenger of death
has been here, entered the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dryden, south
of the Station, and claimed one of its
fairest blossoms.

Fay Odessa Dryden was born on
February 10, 1893, and died April 21,
1899. Little Fay was only sick a
few days and everything that could
possibly be done to relieve the little
sufferer in the hope of saving her life,
but it was a vain hope, and on Friday
evening death relieved her from pain
and her little spirit returned to the
God who gave it.

The funeral was held on Sunday,
from the Congregational church, at
Exira, Rev. H. L. Wissler, the pastor,
conducting the beautiful but impresssive
ceremony, after which these six
young ladies, of Exira, Misses Ina
Anders, Ethel Riley, Lillian Hunt,
Kittie Connrardy, Hattie Fulton and
Stella Rabson performed the service
of pall bearers and the remains were
laid to rest in the Exira Cemetery.
There is a vacancy in her class at school
that never can be filled by another,
and there is a vacant chair and vacant
hearts at the hearthstone, but we
know she is with the angels in a land
where sorrow never comes.


CARD OF THANKS:--We wish to
thank the many friends and neighbors
who so kindly assisted during the
sickness and death of our darling.

Put away the little playthings
That the darling used to wear,
She will need them on earth never.
She has climbed the golden stair.
She is happy with the angels
And I long for her sweet kiss
Where her little feet are waiting
In the realm of perfect bliss.
Lay aside her little playthings.
Wet with mother's pearly tears.
How we shall miss thee, Little Fay,
All the coming weary years!
Fold the dainty little dresses
That she never more will wear,
For her little feet are waiting
Up above the golden stair.
Kiss her little curly tresses
Cut from her bright, sunny hair.
Do the angels kiss our darling
In the realm so bright and fair?
Oh, we pray to meet our darling
For a long, long, sweet embrace,
Where the little feet are waiting--
And we meet her face to face.

Note: Parents of Fay Odessa Dryden were Edwin "Ed" Dryden and Mary Belle Dimick.

photo of grave-marker

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