OBITUARY - Eva Georgetta Fossey Martin
Eva Georgetta Fossey was born August 4th, 1898 in Otranto Twp; Mitchell County, Iowa, her parents being the late Anton and Olivia Fossey. She was baptized and confirmed in the Mona Lutheran church and secured her education in the Pleasant Prairie school and later at the Lyle High School.
She moved to Lyle with the family in 1919 and resided here until her marriage May 31st, 1921 to Melvin Martin of Nevada Twp; who together with three children, Lee; Helen and Andrew and one grandchild mourns the loss of a kind an devoted wife and mother. She also leaves six brothers and two sisters by whom she will be greatly missed. She had been in failing health for many years but was always cheerful and continued to care for the comforts of her family with patience and devotion. She will be greatly missed in her home as well as in the church and other activities which she attended as long as her health permitted.
She entered St. Olaf hospital for treatments May 7th and passed away peacefully June 12th 1947 at the age of 48 years 10 months and 10 days.
Blessed be her memory.
"Call not back the dear departed
Anchored safe where storms are o'er.
On the borderland we left her,
There to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of trials,
When we leave this world of care
We will find our loved one waiting
In the Father's Mansion fair."
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Worlein mortuary, and at 3 o'clock at the Six Mile Grove church. Interment was in the church cemetery. The service was attended by an unusually large number of neighbors friends and relatives. The six brothers of the deceased served as pall bearers.