Obit: Patey, Mary (1886 - 1923
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames Patey, Ralph, Hartung, Scott, Wilding, Huckstead, Devos, High, Rude, Brooks
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/19/1923
Patey, Mary (2 Nov. 1886 - 11 April 1923)
Mary Ralph was born November 27th, 1886 at Cuba City, Wisconsin, where she passed through the public schools, later attending Lawrence College at Appleton, Wisconsin. In her teens she became a follower of Jesus Christ and was very active in the work of His Church. She was an acknowledged leader in the Epworth League and Sunday School.
At Cuba City on April 4th, 1917, she was united in matrimony with William H. Patey. They made their home in Iowa for about a year then moved to Neillsville, Wis.
Two children came from this union -Judith Marie, aged five and John Ralph, aged three. She leaves to these children with their father, William H. Patey and also surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ralph, Cuba City, Wisconsin; J. Wilbur Ralph, Fint, Michigan; Mrs. George H. Hartung, Grand Rapids, Michigan; L. Roy Ralph, Cuba City, Wisconsin; Homer Ralph, Neillsville; Lucille Ralph, who is a teacher in the public schools at Dixon, Ill.; Paul Ralph, student in Wisconsin University.
Mrs. Patey has left the fragrance of her life with all with whom she came in contact, for her joy in life seemed to be in making others happy. She was a millionaire in those little precious acts of kindness and of love: she eminently succeeded in the little things of life which are really the great things. Unselfish serenity, calmness, graciousness, spell out the life she so nobly lived, and her life shall continue carrying on its beauties which were only begun here.
Mrs. Patey’s life on earth was closed on April 11th in the hospital at Marshfield. The Neillsville Chapter of the Eastern Star most tenderly carried out their beautiful ritual in the services held at the Methodist church, and the last rites were administered by Rev. Scott, who personally knew the life of the one who had gone one. He paid a most fitting tribute to her as well as giving comfort to the sorrowing ones left.
The pall bearers were Myron E. Wilding, H. O. Huckstead, A. L. Devos, Charles High, John Rude and Dr. J. H. Brooks.
All who knew and loved her will endorse the words, which were written in commemoration of her life by that one who cherished and will miss her most.
When Shadows Fall
When evening shadows drape our earth, and night birds take the wing; When calm and quiet reign throughout, and God’s in everything, ***Rest is cut off.
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