HATTIE MAY STACY REYNOLDS

HATTIE MAY, ELDEST DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AND EVELINE STACY, WAS BORN IN RINGGOLD COUNTY, IOWA, APRIL 2, 1865 AND PASSED PEACEFULLY AWAY AT THE HOME OF HER SON, CLYDE, EAST OF MOUNT AYR, APRIL 28, 1943, BEING 78 YEARS AND 26 DAYS OLD.

SHE HAD BEEN IN FAILING HEALTH FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. DURING HER ILLNESS WHICH WAS OF BUT ONE WEEK’S DURATION, SHE WAS TENDERLY CARED FOR BY HER CHILDREN WHO WERE CONSTANTLY AT HER BEDSIDE. ALL THAT LOVING HANDS OR MEDICAL AID COULD DO WAS DONE TO RELIEVE HER, BUT GOD SAW FIT TO CALL HER HOME AND RELIEVED HER OF HER SUFFERING WHICH SHE HAD BORNE WITH MUCH PATIENCE.

ON JULY 6, 1884, SHE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO NOAH D. REYNOLDS, WHO PRECEDED HER IN DEATH MARCH 7, 1936. SHE WAS THE MOTHER OF FIVE CHILDREN, TWO SONS AND THREE DAUGHTERS, ALL OF WHOM WERE AT HER BEDSIDE DURING HER LAST ILLNESS. THE CHILDREN ARE ROSS OF REDFIELD, MRS. CORA POLEN OF WINBAUX, MT., MRS. EXIE LITTLE OF CLEARFIELD AND CLYDE AND ORR OF MOUNT AYR.

IN EARLY LIFE SHE WAS CONVERTED AND UNITED WITH THE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, LATER TRANSFERRING HER MEMBERSHIP TO THE MOUNT AYR METHODIST CHURCH WHERE SHE REMAINED FAITHFUL TO THE END, ALWAYS ATTENDING SERVICES AS LONG AS HER HEALTH PERMITTED. A FEW DAYS BEFORE HER DEPARTURE, SHE TOLD HER CHILDREN SHE WAS READY TO GO.

SHE WAS THE ELDEST OF A FAMILY OF TEN CHILDREN. SHE SPENT MOST OF HER LIFE IN AND AROUND MOUNT AYR WHERE SHE MADE MANY FRIENDS.

SHE WAS A KIND AND LOVING MOTHER, ALWAYS THINKING OF THE WELFARE OF HER CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN. BESIDES HER FIVE CHILDREN, SHE LEAVES TO MOURN HER DEPARTURE, 23 GRANDCHILDREN, 35 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, TWO BROTHERS, WALTER STACY OF MOUNT AYR AND BERT STACY OF DELPHOS; THREE SISTERS, MRS. ELLA CARR OF EDDYVILLE, NE., MRS. LEONARD STACKHOUSE OF HAMPTON AND MRS. MAUD  WESTERMAN OF IRVING, KS., BESIDES A HOST OF OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

FUNERAL SERVICES, CONDUCTED BY THE REV. FRANK MOORE, PASTOR OF THE METHODIST CHURCH, WERE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 2:30 O’CLOCK FROM THE RHOADES FUNERAL HOME. INTERMENT WAS IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY.

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