Myrtle Rose Clayton was born May 7, 1890 at Bertrand and passed away October 17, 1947, at her home in Farnam, at the age of 57 years, 5 months and 10 days.
She grew to womanhood in the vicinity of Bertrand. At the age of 18 she was united in marriage to Grover C. Widick of Smithfield, on September 1, 1908. To this union four sons and one daughter were born. She, with her family, moved from Smithfield to Farnam in 1923 and has made her home in this vicinity since then.
She has been an active member of the Rebekah lodge for 25 years and of the Eastern Star for 24 years.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, her children: Merle C. of Pinedale, Wyoming, Maurice C., Ellis L., Elaine Williams and Orvale J., of Farnam; 11 grandchildren, 1 sister, Mrs. Florence Philips of Elwood, four brothers, Claude and Tom of Bertrand, Ralph of Brookfield, Illinois and John of Ord; also many other relatives and friends.
With her death the home has lost its light. May her soul rest in everlasting peace, as her love will always live in memory of her family and dear friends.
Funeral services in charge of the Olesen funeral home of Gothenburg were largely attended at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Harry Wolcott of Lexington officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Rice and Miss Pauline Rice sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere, The Heaven of Rest and Does Jesus Care.
Pallbearers were the four sons, son-in-law Wayne Williams and nephew Rollins Phillips.
Burial in Farnam cemetery.
The Farnam Press, 8(5):1 Thursday, Oct. 23, 1947
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