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MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

FLORENCE L. YETTER
1880-1904

 

 

 

 

FLORENCE L.
DAU. OF
C.A. & M. E. YETTER
BORN
MAY 3, 1880
DIED
MAY 28, 1904

WE MISS THEE FROM OUR HOME DEAR
WE MISS THEE FROM THY PLACE
A SHADOW OE'R OUR LIFE IS CAST
WE MISS THE SUNSHINE OF THY FACE
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Florence Luella, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yetter, was born May 3, 1880; died, at her home one mile west of Fountain Green, May 28, 1904, after a painful illness of only a few days of typhoid fever.  Her age was 24 years, 25 days.  Florence was one of the few of whom it may be said -- there is none like her -- always a loving and obedient child.  During her childhood she was regular attendant at Sunday school and at church.  As she grew to womanhood, health began to fail and she was compelled to content herself by studying the word of God at home.  It was during Rev. Bloomer's ministry that Florence fully consecrated herself to God and united with the M. E. church at Fountain Green.  Few there be who have lived more faithful followers of the "Meek and Lowly Jesus."

Although a constant sufferer for about eight years, during which time it is well known that every effort within, human power, was made to alleviate pain and restore her to health, but all in vain.  The Master had need of her "over there".  She bore her suffering with grace commendable to her true, pure christian character, and often remarked she was ready at any time to accept the summons from on high.

Being deprived the privilege of entering into society, her whole life was cenetered upon the loved ones with her home.  Of these there remain the fond father, the loving mother, and one sister, Mrs. Stanton Bullock, of Blandinsville, and one brother, Walter, at home, all of whom were with her and who gave her such tender care as few ever receive.

A beautiful life has gone out; a flower that was fairly budded on earth, has been plucked to be transplated in the garden of heaven, there to bloom through all eternity.

Funeral services was held at Majorville, Sunday, May 29, at 11 o'clock.  Rev. Rawson, pastor in charge, opened the service by scriptural reading.  Rev. George H. Callihan, of Industry, offered a beautiful prayer, full of pathetic pleading for devine comfort to the sorrowing friends.  Rev. Dr. Holmes, of Rosetta, Illinois, a former pastor and a very close friend of the family, delivered a touching discourse from a favorite text of the deceased, found in Psalms 23:4--"Yey tho' I walk thro' the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear not evil, for Thou are with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."  A select choir composed of Miss Emma Callahan, Mrs. Gertrude Brown, Linn Callihan and Royal Brandon sang some beautiful favorite hymns.  Miss Minnie Siebert organist.  Six young lady associates all in white, acted as floral bearers, while six young gentlemen friends were pallbearers.  Their names are as follows: Misses Clara Siebert, Lennie Geddes, May Duffie, Hulda Fuller, Eliz. Alton, and Mary Geddes, Messrs. Leland Hobart, Earnie Robertson, Linn Callihan, Frank Preston, Laurence Houston and Chester Callihan.
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Transcribed and contributed by Cora R. Swift

See: Charles A. Yetter & Martha Ellen Miller (parents)

 

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