Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obituary: Mrs. Mary Alice Luse

The Semi-Weekly Iowegian - April 1909
  The funeral of Mrs. Alice Luse, wife of Edward Luse, was held April 28, 1909, at 2 o'clock at Jerome.  The services were conducted by Mr. Jno. Moffatt and Mr. D. R. Charles at the Believers church.  The deceased had been ill for sometime with tuberculosis of the lungs and passed away Tuesday morning.  She leaves a husband and two young children.  Her mother and two married sisters are also left to mourn her loss.  The family formerly lived on a farm near Osceola, and had resided in Jerome since last December.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Rachel Byrd and was born in Mercer Co., Mo., in 1887, making her 22 years old at the time of her death.
  Mrs. Luse was a christian woman and during her last illness longed to be taken home to be with the Lord Jesus who died for her.
  The husband, mother, and sisters of the deceased wish to gratefully acknowledge the kindness of their many friends and neighbors during the sorrow they have passed through.

1 comment:

  1. Bill, thanks for posting. Mary Alice Byrd was my great grandmother, and though I've had this obit for quite some time, it's nice to see it here on your blog. Incidently, her last name was spelled incorrectly in the article, it should actually be LUCE. Her husband was Alonzo Edwin Luce. My grandmother, Edna Marie was 5 years old when her mother passed away. The family afterwards moved back to Clarke County, where my grandmother and her sister Hazel were raised largely by the girls grandmother, Catherine (Finley) Luce.