June 28, 1923
OBITUARY ~ EMMA M. (WILSON) MOFFETT
Emma M. Wilson was born Aug. 28, 1857 in Louisa County, Iowa. She was a daughter of Nelson T. and Mary Wilson. She attended the Washington School, Concord Twp., and at the Eastern Iowa Normal School, Grandview, Iowa, where she graduated in 1877. She taught in the public schools in Louisa and Mahaska Counties. In 1876 her parents moved to Decatur Co. and she taught in Decatur and Ringgold Counties.
December 28, 1881 she was united in marriage with John M. Moffett at Leon, Iowa. She was the mother of seven children, one of whom preceded her in infancy.
They lived at Clearfield, Iowa, until 1901. Since that time they have lived at Greeley and Stanwood, la., in Tripp County, South Dakota, Bristow, Nebr., and Rolfe, Iowa.
In childhood she united with a country church near Grandview, la., and after her marriage transferred her membership to U. P. Church at Clearfield. She has always been loyal to the Church and to her God and faithful in His service. Her Bible and the United Presbyterian were her constant companions. She kept her Bible and academic studies and loved the Flora of Nature and Natures God. Her one desire in her closing days was expressed in this wish “I wish that all my family would be saved.”
On the morning of June 21, 1923 her Loved “Flora of Nature” was at its best, she entered into rest, after many days of weariness and suffering.
Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss, her children, Geo Moffett, Rolfe, Iowa, Mrs. John Mosier, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Laura M. Moffett, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Mildred, Mrs. Joe Mosier, Mt. Ayr, Wallace F. Moffett, Lynch, Nebr., Olive, Mrs. Ross Bishop, Fairmount, Minn. and her brothers and sisters, Lillian M. Wilson, Chicago, Olive P. Wilson, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Albian Wilson, Coulee City, Wash. and uncle L. B. Wilson of Kansas City and three aunts and a great aunt all living in Ohio. Also 13 grandchildren.
Her life aims and work may be summer up in two words, “Service” and “Others”.
Funeral services were held at the Clearfield U.P. Church on Saturday afternoon, conducted by pastor S. Boyd Johnson.
Transcription by Lorelie Rusco, December of 2011
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