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Ada Ann Collier Fouche (1870 - 1937)

FOUCHE, COLLIER, WATERS, EDWARDS, MONSON, MCGINTY, SWITZER, SCHMIDT, TOMLINSON

Posted By: Karen Brewer (email)
Date: 10/15/2017 at 12:11:57

The Osceola Tribune, Osceola, Iowa
February 9, 1937, Pages 1 and 5

Funeral Services Sunday
For Mrs. Isaac Fouche

Passed Away At Home
Of Her Daughter, Fri-
day; Was Born In This
County

Funeral services for Mrs. Isaac Fouche were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Protestant church, conducted by Rev. Hartin and Rev. Arnold. Burial was made in Fremont cemetery.

Ada Anna Fouche, daughter of Marion and Ellen Collier, was born near Osceola, Iowa, December 23, 1870, and passed away February 5, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Waters at the age of 66 years, 1 month and 13 days.

She was married to Isaac J. Fouche, December 31, 1889. To this union five children were born. Besides her husband survive one son, Ray, and daughters, Mrs. Malvia Waters, Mrs. Mabel Edwards, all of Osceola, Iowa; Mrs. Frances E. Monson, Quantico, Va., and Mrs. Hazel McGinty of Oakland, Calif. All were with their mother in her last illness except Mrs. McGinty. Since he was a small child her nephew, Leo E. Collier, was reared in her home and always received the same loving care and consideration as that accorded the other children. There are eight grandchildren, six grandsons and two granddaughters; three sisters, Mrs. Frona Switzer; Ridgeway, Mo., Mrs. Mabel Schmidt, Maryville, Mo., and Mrs. Myrtle Tomlinson, Dana, Ia. Her father, mother and brother, Ralph preceded her in death.

When her mother passed away, Ada, a very young girl and eldest of the family, assumed the household duties and care of her brother Ralph then two years of age. She faithfully and efficiently maintained a pleasant home for her father, brother and sister.

She was converted at the age of 36 years, became a member of the M. P. Church at Fremont, latter transferring to the M. E. church at Truro and later to the M. P. church at Osceola.

For several years her health has declined. She bore her suffering with much patience and fortitude. Her home radiated happiness and helpfulness. She gave to her family and loved ones her time, energy and influence that others might have the higher ideals of life.

All who knew her felt her kind influence, and with her husband, children and other near relatives called her blessed.

There's only a curtain between us, Between the beyond and her. They whom we call dead have not left us, Nay! they are never so near, Not dead, only promoted. She has entered the mansion above, and there 'neath the smiles of her Savior, She will finish her labor of love.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Hartin and Rev. Arnold were held at the M. P. church at Osceola Sunday at 2 p.m. and the body laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Fremont.

The pallbearers were Will Deitrick, Rolla Glenn, John Switzer, Claude Shepherd, Bert Chandler and Bert Sams.

A quartet composed of Mrs. Beulah McComas, Miss Iva Marquis, Rev. Arnold, and Warren McComas sang softly the sacred hymns, "Home of the Soul," "Face to Face," and "Going Down the Valley," which Mother Fouche had chosen for her funeral.

Mrs. Archie Busick accompanied the quartet at the piano. A poem was read of her own selection, entitled "Crossing the Bar."

Among those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hughes, Fred Freel, Mrs. L. E. Collier, Harry DeLong and Leonard DeLong, of Des Moines, Mrs. C. E. Switzer, and Marylin, and Harry Switzer, Mrs. Laurence Crossan, Mrs. Erwin Miner and daughter Martha of Ridgeway, Mo.; Mrs. Henry M. Schmidt and daughter Katherine of Maryville, Mo.

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