Isabelle Varco obituary

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Friday, May 15, 1908
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Mrs. George W. Varco died Monday afternoon, May 11, 1908, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Rockafellow, at Lyle, Minnesota after a long illness.

Isabelle Bennett was born September 7, 1850, at Brooklyn, Wisconsin. She was married to George W. Varco November 1, 1868. Mr. Varco died, January 11, 1894. They always resided at the farm home near Varco Station until two years ago. Since then Mrs. Varco has made her home with her children, Mrs. G. M. Kelsey of Lakota, N. D., and son Allan of Lakota, and her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Rockafellow of Lyle.

Five children survive, Cinda Rockafellow, Roy A., Berdean Hall, Amy Kelsey and Allan A. All were with her at the last. One of her greatest pleasures during her illness has been her two infant grandchildren who have been with her considerably and the companionship of friends and relatives. Though in failing health for many years, she was so brave and cheerful that only when the malady had advanced to a serious stage did she give up to being ill. For the past two or three months her friends realized that she was slipping away from them. But so patient was she, so uncomplaining, so hopeful, that her long illness was relieved by much that was bright and beautiful to remember. All that was done for her was appreciated and noticed and flowers sent from Austin and Lyle friends did much to cheer and reassure her.

All who knew Mrs. Varco knew a true and loyal woman. She was devoted to her children and they abundantly returned her affection. She was loyal to her friends and they valued and appreciated her friendship. Kind and thoughtful of everyone her memory will be cherished by everyone who came in touch with her life.

The funeral will be held Wednesday May 13, at one o'clock from Lyle and at 3 o'clock from Enterprise. Rev. C. D. Belden will officiate. The remains will be laid to rest in Enterprise cemetery. -Herald.