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Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
September 30, 1920

OBITUARY ~ NETTIE JANE VOSS SPEER

Nettie Jane Voss, wife of James W. Speer, was born Sept. 23, 1875 in Iroquois Co., Ill.; and died Sept. 21, 1920 lacking but two days of being 45yrs of age.

She grew to womanhood and received her education near the place of her birth. In 1880 she went with her parents to Nebraska where Nov. 2, 1892, she was united in marriage to James W. Speer. To this union one son, Ray, was born, who has been her constant hope and joy.

Having been a great sufferer for many years it was thought that she might gain relief by submitting to an operation, and to this she cheerfully consented, so accompanied by her husband went to the Ensworth Hospital at St. Joseph, Mo. In a few days, words of hope and encouragement came to her friends and loved ones, but complications set in which necessitated a second operation from which she rallied only a short time although all that medical skill could do was done. The Angel of Death claimed her at the sunset hour. Her husband and son watched at her bedside. The remains were brought to Clearfield Iowa to her home.

Mrs. Speer was well known and her sudden death has cast gloom over all her acquaintanceship for she made friends with all whom she met, being of a happy disposition, she greeted each and every one with a smile. She possessed a noble character and lived a self-sacrificing life, which made her a devoted wife, Mother and sister.

Giving her heart lo Christ she united with the Methodist Church at McCook, Nebr., in I890, transferring her membership here about four year ago. On account of the frailty of the body, she was not permitted to attend church services as she should of liked to have done, but her mind and heart were centered here. She lived a true Christian life, and was prepared to meet her Saviour, for hers was a life of faith und virtue for which eternal happiness is promised.

Besides a large number of friends she leaves a husband, an only son Ray, father, mother, five sisters Mrs. Mary Bieknall of Sutherland, Canada; Mrs. Maude Perkins of Estherville, Iowa; Mrs. Lela Lunt of Creston, Iowa; Mrs. Ethel Bye and Mrs. Grace Monk of Clearfield Iowa; two brothers, James Edward and Vance Voss of Chicago. Ill., all but one, Mrs. Mary Bicknell, being present at the funeral.

The many floral offerings which covered her casket were symbols of the love and esteem by which she was held. To the grief stricken relatives who mourn not alone for the departed, the deepest sympathy is extended. Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Douglass. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011

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