June Potter Obituary
Clark County Clipper, February 20, 1902
DIED - At the home of her parents in this city on Thursday evening February
13, 1902, little June Potter, aged six years, seven months and 13 days.
Little June was taken sick at school on Friday, the 7th, inst., and was sent
home. She had been suffering with a sore throat for some days and the usual
remedies were applied with no thought of anything serious. The next day a
physician was called but not until the day before she died was it known that she
was a victim of that dread disease, diphtheria. No effort was spared to afford
relief but without avail and Thursday evening death relieved her suffering.
June was the oldest of four children and dearly loved by parents, grandmother
and her young associates. Her sunny smile and genial disposition endeared her
to all who came in contact with her and her death is a sad blow to the home
folks as well as a shock to the community at large.
It s hard to part with our friends and death in any form is dreaded but when it
invades the family circle and removes the first born it seems more terrible.
Words are but as empty vessels at such times to convey sympathy and comfort to
wounded hearts. It is poor consolation to think of the dead as being better off
in another world, but when we reflect upon the cares and trials that come in
after life there is balm in the thought that our loved ones are beyond the reach
of temptation where sorrow and pain cannot trouble them. Little June is dead
but the memory of her loving, childish ways will always be sweet to those who
are left to bear the burden of this first sorrow.
The parents and grandmother of little June Potter request us to cordially thank
those who assisted them to care for little June during her sickness and at her
death. The dangerous nature of the disease makes their appreciation the more
sincere and heartfelt.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 4, 2005.
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