Mayme Rebekah Blunck

Mayme Rebekah Blunck, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Blunck, was born at Delphos, Iowa, April 13, 1896.  She died at Mount Ayr, Iowa, December 6, 1918, at the age of 22 years, seven months and twenty-three days.  She grew to young womanhood on the farm with her parents, brothers and sisters.  For the past five years she had been employed by the Mutual Telephone Company of Mount Ayr.

At the age of ten years she united with the Christian Church at Delphos.  She was patient and brave and her loss is surely hard to bear as her mother had preceded her in death just two months.  Those who knew her well are glad to tell of her readiness to make friends and her unselfish willingness to help everyone.  Her sweet life and loving unselfishness will live long in the hearts of those who knew her.  “Tis the presence of such lives that makes homes heaven and going leaves behind so sweet a memory.

Miss Blunck was ill but a few days, having had an attack of influenza which developed into pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her departure father, four sisters and five brothers, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Carl Lunney home in Mount Ayr, where she had made her home while working here, on Sunday afternoon, December 8, conducted by Frank Bean of the Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery after the beautiful and impressive ritual of the Rebekah sisterhood, of which she was a member.

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