December 2, 1915
OBITUARY ~ Anna Parr Kerns
Anna Parr was born in Garden Grove, Decatur Co., Iowa, February 14th, 1896.
She remained there with her parents till about 7 years of age, when the family
moved to Clearfield, where she made her home till her marriage on February 10,
1915, to Mr. G. C. Kerns. The happy pair began life together on a farm at
Conway Crossing. It was
there that she took sick in the fall, and her condition gradually growing
worse, she was removed to the Enaworth Hospital at St, Joseph, Missouri, where
every attention that science and love could render was bestowed, but the end
came on November 26th.
She became a member of the Christian Church when a mere girl, and was found in
her place as often as her condition would permit,among the appointments of her
Sunday school class and church. In all the hardships of her young life, Anna
showed her sweet, cheerful disposition, and was much loved by her associates
as well by relatives.
She lived but nineteen years, but lived that life so well that her influence
will continue to live in the lives of those who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, her parents, five brothers, one sister, all of
whom were present at the funeral except one brother, Tom, who lives in
The funeral service was held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Christian
Church, the pastor, J. W. Johnson, giving: the sermon on the text, "He giveth
his beloved sleep." The large crowd in attendance at the services attested to
the respect and love that she enjoyed. It seems almost too sad to be true that
such a young life is closed and that the sweet face shall not soon be seen
again, but after the night comes the better day.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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