The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1928
OBITUARY - H. F. STUART.
Homer Franklin, son of Alex and Maggie STUART, was born in Ringgold county, Iowa,
March 19, 1881, and died near the place of his birth October 2, 1928, aged 47 years,
six months and 12 days.
He was the youngest of a family of six children, three
brothers and three sisters. One brother, John STUART, and one sister, Mrs. Nellie
WEHRLE, preceded him in death.
On April 9, 1912, he was married to Mrs. Nellie
BARNETT and to them were born three sons, Avery aged 13, Leo aged 8 and Earl aged 6.
Homer's illness covered a period of almost eleven months and during that time all that
medical skill and loving hands could do seemed to no avail. No one ever was braver or
fought harder to get well and live for his loved ones than did he, but he assured all
that he was ready to go.
His life was spent in Ringgold county and his friends are
numbered by his acquaintances. Besides his wife and sons he leaves six step sons,
Enas, Harold, Perle, Vincie, Addis and Lyle BARNETT, all of North Dakota. He also
leaves two brothers, A. F. STUART of Mount Ayr and Ross E. STUART of Glasnevin,
Canada; one sister, Mrs. E. N. WILSON of Mount Ayr; a stepmother, Mrs. Rachel STUART
of Mount Ayr; two aunts, Mrs. Vina SMITH and Mrs. Emma SAVILLE, both of Redding;
several nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss him and mourn his early departure.
The funeral services were held on Thursday, October 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the Hickory
Grove church. Rev. Clifford JACKSON had charge and gave words of comfort to the large
audience gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. The pall bearers were his
cousins, George, Jake, Elmer, Guy, Bernard and John SAVILLE. He sleeps in the Hickory
Grove cemetery."Though we sleep, 'tis not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part, no never,
On that resurrection morn."
CARD OF THANKS.
We are profoundly grateful to the neighbors
and friends for every kindness shown, for sympathy so generously bestowed, for the
nice music, for the beautiful flowers and for the substantial help that was given
during the sickness and at the death of our husband, father and brother. Be assured
that this kindness will not soon be forgotten.
- Mrs. H. F. STUART and sons
F. A. STUART, R. E. STUART and Mrs. E. N. WILSON.
NOTE: Homer's wife Nellie (BARNETT) STUART was born in 1881, and died in 1961 with
interment at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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