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Date: 9/22/2016 at 14:46:52

Davis County Republican - Thursday, May 25, 1905

Another Davis County Pioneer Passed Away Last Sunday Morning at 6 O'clock

On last Sunday morning, just as all nature was illuminated with the dawn and sunshine of a beautiful Sabbath morning another old pioneer of Davis County passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Walter Bend, four miles north of town.

The noble man who had struggled along life's pathway in Davis County for fifty-eight years, crossed over the dark river of death to join the loved ones that had preceded him to the beautiful land "from which no traveler returns."

Richard F. Heady was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, December 25, 1831 and settled just north of Belknap in Davis County, Iowa in the spring of 1847 having passed the winter at Floris. The state of Iowa had been admitted as a state and like many hardy pioneers he loved the prairies and woodland of Davis County.
In September 1857 he was married to Emeline Place, to this union five children were born, two sons, Charles and Frank Heady, with their sisters, Mrs.Henry Ferguson and Mrs. Walter Beard reside in Davis County. The other daughter Mrs. Mary Quigley resides at Oskaloosa, Iowa, all were present at the funeral. Two brothers Ben Heady of Floris and G. J. Heady of Bloomfield survive him. The cause of his death was a serious trouble of bladder and kidneys which no remedies could relieve and with a record of more than tree score and ten years he succumbed to his afflictions.

The funeral was held from the Baptist church of Floris on Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Wm. Beard of the Baptist church of which Uncle Dick had been a member for fifty years. His was a life of good citizenship and christian endeavor. The body was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Floris, beside the companion of his life, who preceded him to the better world, one year and one month ago. He was one of the oldest members of Floris lodge of I.O.O.F., who officiated a this funeral.

The entire community turned out to pay their last respect to their old neighbor, friend and brother. The book of life is closed, the last chapter written and while the memory of man may soon forget their presence, these old pioneers laid the foundations of a christian civilization that will live until their resurrection.


Davis Obituaries maintained by Deborah Lynne Barker.
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