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We deeply regret that it is our sad lot to announce the death of Mrs. W. J. Ainlay, better known to her many friends as “Kate.” Death fettered the cords of her useful and beautiful life bout noon Wednesday.

Mrs. Ainlay was taken to the Methodist hospital in Omaha about three weeks ago for an operation. From the first no hopes were held out for her complete recovery, and as soon as she was able to be moved was taken to the home of her son, George. Last Monday they brought her home. She had continually grown worse until God saw fit to relieve her of her suffering. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2: o’clock from the Congregational church.

Obituary will be printed next week.

The Farnam Echo, Thursday, 4 February 1930


Katie E. Ainlay was born at Montecelia, Ill., Oct. 5, 1874. Died at her home in Farnam, Nebr., Febr. 3rd, 1926. Age 51 years, 3 months, and 29 days.

She moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Albert, to Atchison county, Missouri, where they lived for a number of years, moving to Nebraska in the spring of 1893,and has resided here most of the time since.

She was married to William J. Ainlay Nov. 7th, 1893. To this union five children were born, George W. Ainlay, Omaha, Mrs. Harold Mackey of Eustis, Mrs. Don Botts of Fremont, and John A. Ainlay of Farnam.

She is survived by her husband, five children and six grandchildren, also a sister, Mrs. A. W. Goddard of Calif. and a half brother, Charles Sellick.

She was a devoted and loving wife and mother. A blessing to the community in which she lived and was greatly loved by her relatives and friends.

She was a faithful member of the Episcopal church and also belonged to the Degrees of Honor and Rebecca lodges.

Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run,
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers, is done.
'Til then we yield with gladness,
Our mother to Him to keep,
And rejoice in the sweet assurance,
"He giveth His loved one sleep."

Funeral services were held at the Congregational church Friday afternoon. The Rev. Craig officiating, he was assisted by Rev. Daugherty of Holdrege. Internment was made in the Farnam cemetery.

Published: 5/24/2024 - http://www.historicfarnam.us/cemetery/obits/index.asp
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