Mary Hazel Main
Mary Hazel Main was born at Guss, Iowa, June 25, 1902 and was called to her heavenly home January 27, 1919, at the age of 16 years seven months and two days. With the exception of three or four months of her life was spent in Redding. She has grown to young womanhood here among us and by her gentle ways and exemplary life has won the love and admiration of everyone. To know her was to love her. She have her heart to God and united with the Methodist Church when a girl and has lived a consistent life until God took her away. Hazel was sick about two weeks and through all her suffering never complaining but exemplifying a spirit of kindness and love to everyone about her. She remained conscious to the last and her every thought was for others. Sunday morning just before Sunday school time some beautiful flowers were brought to her from relatives in Des Moines and friends here. She inquired who sent them and seemed to enjoy them greatly and when the church bells began to ring she said that she wished some one would take them to church. She expressed her belief to the last that she believed that God would help her if she believed in him. Hazel will be sadly missed by not only her loving parents, brothers and sisters, but by the whole community. Everything was done that willing hands could do for her recovery, but our heavenly father needed Hazel and called her home. She leaves to mourn her father and mother and two brothers, Raymond and Clifford and two sisters, Lela and Thelma, and a host of relatives. She was laid to rest in the Redding Cemetery beside her infant sisters, Vera Evaline and Vada Ethelyn who departed this life in March 1913. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of everyone. May God bless them in their bereavement and may they with David say “We shall go to her, though she shall not return to us.” A short funeral service was conducted from the home by her pastor, Rev. Andrew, assisted by Rev. Lacky, January 28 at 1:30 p.m.