January 15, 1920
OBITUARY ~ GLADYS IRVEL BENNETT ROUTH
Gladys Irvel Bennett was born August, 13. 1891, in Lincoln County,Nebraska;
and died January 9, 1920. She moved with her parents to
Clearfield, Iowa, when she was three years old and grew to womanhood in this
community. On April 26,1916 she was married to Addis Routh. To this union two
children were born, Cecil Irving,
three years old, and Donald Lee, one year old.
She gave her heart to Christ when she was but a child and united with the
Methodist Episcopal church and gave her life in willing service to her Master.
Her place in the Christian influences of her home and community is left to
fill, and her memory will be cherished for the Christian character she
She leaves sorrowing today her husband Addis Routh, two sons Cecil Irving and
Donald Lee; one sister Mrs. Goldsberry, of Davenport, two brothers Clarence
Bennett of Kansas City, and Granville Bennett of Lenox; her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs D. I. Bennett of Clearfield; her grandmother Mrs. Ellen Bennett;
grandfather, Joseph Owens; many other relatives; and friends without number.
The funeral services were held at Clearfield Methodist church on Monday, Jan.
12, at 2 o'clock. The church was filled with the friends
and relatives of the deceased, as attested by their presence the strength of
the ties that had grown up during the lifetime of her who had gone. Rev.
Douglass conducted the service. The sermon was from the text. Rev.14:13.
"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
Interment was in Clearfield
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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