Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, January 20, 1938, Page 5
OBITUARY - MRS. HARRY GRACE
Mildred Mae PARKS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L[awrence] A[lbert] PARKS [& Rosa Belle (QUERY)], was born February 5,
1900 in Taylor County and passed away at her home near Diagonal, Iowa, January 1, 1938. She was 37 years, 10
months and 25 days old.
She grew to young womanhood near Conway, graduating from the Bedford High School
in 1917. Following graduation she taught for three years in Taylor County.
On Jan. 6, 1921, she was united in marriage to Harry G[eorge] GRACE of Diagonal. Four children were born
this union, G. A., Anna Beth, Hubert Lee, at home and Patricia Mae, who preceded her mother in death by five
In early childhood, Mrs. GRACE united with the Greenwood Methodist church, remaining faithful to
her church and to her God all her entire life.
November 26 an accidental gasoline explosion occurred,
claiming the life of her ten year old daughter, Patricia, and burning Mrs. GRACE to such an extent that
although given the best of medical care and careful nursing, she passed quietly and peacefully from this
life. Besides her immediate family she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L[awrence] A[lbert] PARKS of Conway,
two sisters, Mrs. [Gail] Fred KOPP and Mrs. [Alice] Ralph BLADON of Clearfield, and a host of other
relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 3rd, from
the Diagonal Methodist church, Rev. A. L. JORDAN delivering the sermon. So large was the number of friends
and neighbors present that many were unable to gain admittance and this testifies to the respect in which
Mrs. GRACE was held in the community. In her life she was unselfish; she lived not for any selfish end, but
lived for others.
Interment at Diagonal Cemetery.
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