February 20, 1919
OBITUARY ~ AGATHA MELVINA THURMAN STRANGE
Agatha Melvina Thurman, beloved wife of James Strange, died February 11th,
1919, aged 21 years, 10 days, at her home southeast of Clearfield, where she
had been ill but a little over a week of influenza followed by pulmonary
hemorrhage. Thru out her illness she showed little improvement, and all that
medical skill and family affection could do was done, but the Grim Reaper bet
all at naught.
Mrs. Strange was born in Clark Co., Iowa, Feb. 1st, 1898. It was there she
received her education and grew to womanhood, crowning it by giving her heart
to Christ and uniting with the Christian Church at Barney, Iowa.
Upon her marriage to James Strange, Sept. 12, 1917, she came to her home here.
She was a loving wife, and a bright and prosperous future seemed before Mr.
and Mrs. Strange in their young married life. Being of a kindly sympathetic
heart, she made friends with all whom she met, and over these Death cast a
gloom, for it seems
hardly possible that one who, only a few days ago, was bright in mind and
active in body, is gone, never to return, but God wanted another star for his
own and called her hence.. On account of the serious illness of her husband,
no service was held at the house, but a brief service was held at the grave
where a number of friends had come to pay their last respects to all that was
mortal of their friend and neighbor, Rev. C. A. Carlson officiated.
To the grief stricken sisters and brother, also other relatives who mourn not
alone for their departed one, the deepest sympathy is extended.
One sister, Mrs. Ruby Stinson attended the funeral, and one brother, William
Thurman came, but was not in time for the funeral. Two sisters living in
Nebraska were unable to be present, but to all the sorrows will be most keen.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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