Obit: Sayles, Helen D. (? - 1925)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Sayles, Douglas, Weaver, Donnell, Johnson, Davel, Catlin, Meyhmiller, Hazeltine

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/23/1925

Sayles, Helen D. (? - 04/17/1925)

* Note top portion of the obit was cut off.

*turned to the church of her first love and connected herself with the M. E. Church there, holding her membership there till her death. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Ladies Aid of that church in Neillsville, and showed much pleasure as long as she was able physically to engage in any work for her Lord with any of His people. Mrs. Sayles was Christian of convictions, and not willing to be merely a member of a church, but strove to so live and serve the Master as to make it known to all that she enjoyed the consciousness of salvation through Christ’s atoning, sacrifice for her. She often expressed her joy and pleasure in being able to engage with God’s people in furthering the interests of His Kingdom on earth. She died in the faith of the Savior and her friends have the assurance that she has entered into her rest at God’s right hand.

She leaves behind in her departure four children, who are mentioned in the former part of this memoir, one brother, J. K. Douglas, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and one sister, Mary Knowlton of Nampa, Id. One adult sister preceded her into the great beyond, and two sisters who died at early ages. There are also six of her grandchildren who remain: Ben G. and Russell D. Sayles, Loyal, Wis.; and Percy E., Helen E. and Walter A. Weaver, Neillsville. With these, Mrs. Sayles leaves a large number of friends who loved her, and who will rejoice in the memory of her beautiful Christian life, and who will cherish happy recollections of hours of fellowship with her while in this life. Thus she leaves to her loved ones a heritage of joy and helpful influences so long as they shall live. A good woman has gone from among us and there is added to the great throng of the redeemed at God’s right hand another trophy of Christ’s saving love and grace.

The funeral services were held from the residence of her daughter and her family, Mrs. Weaver, 5th street, Neillsville, on Monday, 10:30 a.m. April 20th, conducted by Rev. G. J. Donnell, and the burial was made at Loyal, Wisconsin.

The pall bearers were chosen from among her old friends and former neighbors at Loyal and were Sam Johnson, Albert Davel, Will Catlin, Otto Meyhmiller and Ray Hazeltine.

**See James Sayles’s obit for more family details. Also check the Loyal Cemetery for other information.



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