Obit: Farley, Lettie M. (1874 - 1917)
Surnames: FARLEY BALLARD
----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 08/23/1917
Farley, Lettie M. (18 MAR 1874 - 14 AUG 1917)
Mrs. Harry Farley died at her home in Abbotsford, Wis., Tuesday morning, Aug. 14, 1917, at 10:30 o'clock, after having been seriously ill for a week. Her death was very unexpected and the news came as a great shock to everyone. Expressions of sympathy were heard on every side.
Lettie May Ballard was born in the town of Waupaca, Waupaca Co., Wis., March 18, 1874, making her at the time of her death 43 years, 4 months and 26 days of age. She was married to Harry Farley Oct. 6, 1894. From this union were born ten children: Amy, Bernice, Edith, Maud, Emma, Irma, Clifford, Dorothy, Verna and Ira. All of these, with the exception of Verna, who preceded her mother to the grave, were with her at the time of her death and together with her husband live to mourn the loss of a kind and loving wife and mother.
When fourteen years of age she became a member of the Methodist Church and her daily life was an example to all. Diligently and lovingly she met the various responsibilities of wife, mother and friend in a pleasant, cheerful way, making no enemies but counting all friends. Many lives will be lived better because of her life. A noble life has gone to her reward.
The funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Methodist Church, Rev. A. A. Bennett officiating. A mixed quartet composed of Mrs. A. A. Bennett, Miss Frankie Gates, Sidney and Edd Lewis, sang: "Thy Will be Done," "Jesus is Mine," and "Asleep with Jesus." The pallbearers were Fred Seelig, Frances and Ernest Haire, Will Robertson, Charles and Will Kneip.
The many beautiful flowers testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
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