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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Taylor County, Iowa
Thursday, June 23, 1921

MRS. EDITH MOORE DIED

Mrs. Joe DOUBET arrived at home from her third trip to Iola, Kansas, on last Thursday evening. Her daughter, Mrs. Edith MOORE, had been very ill following an operation a month since, but was thought much better when her mother came home. Friday noon Mrs. DOUBET was called hurriedly back because of a turn for the worse, and reached her daughter's side not long before her death on Saturday. Tidings of the death came at a late hour Saturday night.

NOTE: Edith (DOUBET) MOORE was interred at Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2009

Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
June 23, 1921

OBITUARY ~ EDITH DOUBET MOORE

The following obituary and appreciation was prepared by Mrs. Moore’s pastor, and used in the service at Iola, Kansas, before the funeral party started for Clearfield:—

Edith Doubet the fifth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Doubet, was born in Clearfield, Iowa, October 19, 1890 and passed to higher life Saturday evening June 18, 1921 from St. Johns Hospital, Iola, Kansas, age 30 years, and 8 months, as the result of a major operation.

From her earliest girlhood our departed friend sought the good and the pure and was only a mere child when she united with the Methodist Church and remained a true and steadfast Christian till God called the weary body to rest in the eternal home for which she had been preparing and for which she evinced no hesitancy when realizing that the critical situation which was upon her might permit an early entrance.

Mrs. Moore received her education at Clearfield, Iowa, and was graduated from that place in the class of 1908. After teaching for some time she was married at Mt. Sterling, Iowa, May 3, 1911 to Mr. Leslie Lee Moore, who is so sorely bereft. They came to Kansas immediately and lived on a farm south of town previous to moving into the city of Iola five years ago.

Mrs. Moore has been in failing health for a number of years but she remained unusually active and intensely interested in the First Methodist Church of Iola of which she was a member. She was a highly esteemed member of the Woodmore Sunday School class and her sympathies were broad in what ever capacity the Master's Kingdom could be advanced. Her great interest was evidenced by her when in extreme frailty she attended a convention in a distant town and gave of her service in the program.

Mrs. Moore was a woman of high ideals and always loved the truth and the beautiful. Those who were privileged to call her friend knew she was the soul of honor and a friend who never wavered from the sacred meaning of all that friendship implies. Our departed was quiet and unassuming and possessed a gentle dignity that was an index to a character white as the glistening snow. Our sister was watched by eyes that loved her well and gentle hands that ministered with loving care performed all that science could devise, but Our Heavenly Father in his unerring wisdom whispered "It is enough, come up higher".

The devoted husband is now morning the loss of one who after ten years of wedded life still remained sweetheart. In a peculiar sense the poets fancy "Two lives with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one," is applicable to them.

How the children will miss her! God in his infinite wisdom withheld this blessing from our friend's home but she made up for it in the largest sense possible by cultivating a friendship for all the little ones with whom she came in contact and they loved her dearly. Her last days were cheered by her husbands sister Mrs Fern Turner of Wichita, Kansas, a graduate nurse of University Hospital, Oklahoma, who was on her bridal tour but learning of Mrs. Moores request that she be in attendance, she hastened to her bedside and has been unfailing in all that love could perform.

The fullest sympathy is extended to the grief stricken husband whose devotion has been most tender and beautiful. To the parents and six sisters in their sorrow, for it is the first time death has crossed the threshold broken the charmed family circle. To all other relatives and dear friends we commend them to the God whom she served so well, with whom she walked so closely that when the "Valley of the shadow of death" was upon her she had no fear but said "I am not afraid, all is well."

A beautiful life ended—but no, it is just begun. Earth's fetters at is just begun. Earth's fetters at last broken, Heaven's freedom forever won. We can almost catch the echo of her welcome home to sweet is just begun. We can almost see the radiance of the face we love to greet. She has read life's mystery rightly in the light of the Master's smile. She will wait till for us also is ended earths little while. With what a beautiful welcome she will greet us when we come one by one to the rest remaining in our eternal home.

Services were held at the Doubet home in Clearfield on Tuesday and were very largely attended. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Rev. Douglass officiated. Interment in Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelie Rusco, December of 2011

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