Bucklin Banner, December 20, 1901
Laid to Rest.
On Monday, December 16, Miss Mary Floy Taylor died at the age of 19 years, 6
months and 25 days. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Taylor and was
born at Portville, Iowa on May 21, 1882, and had been blind for the past ten
years. Floy was naturally religious and learned early in life to look to her
Master in prayer. While her afflictions were most grievous and of long
duration, she did not complain, though at times she expressed the wish to be in
heaven, seemingly feeling that this life was but a span between her and a joyous
existence. She was a lover of music and possessing a musical talent, sacred
songs being her delight which she would sing for hours, telling of Jesus and his
The funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. Parmore on Wednesday, and the remains
laid to rest in the Bucklin cemetery with appropriate ceremonies.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 7, 2005.