OBITUARY - Mrs. Andrew Stiley.
Mrs. Andrew Stiley.
The best lives are not always measured by length of years, but rather by the service rendered in the home and out in the broader fellowship of mankind.
Such is especially true of the subject of this sketch, whose years were just a little less than two score and six; but they were years filled with service to loved ones and neighbors.
Gertrude Richards, daughter of R. R. and Mary Richards, was born in Martinsburg, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1876. When she was but a child the family emigrated to Iowa settling on the old stock farm near Otranto. In 1900 they moved across the line into Mower County, Minn. Here she was married Oct. 21, 1908 to Andrew Stiley. After their marriage they made their home in Carpentar, Ia. Here ten years ago a little son, Richard A., was born unto them.
In May 1917 they moved to Hinsdale, Mont., which has since been their home. In this new home another little baby boy was born unto them; but he only tarried for a little, then answered the call of the "Good Shepherd" who said "Suffer the little ones to come unto me, forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
For about three weeks Mrs. Stiley has been in failing health; the last five weeks of which have been spent with relatives in the vicinity of her girlhood home.
She passed from the scenes and loves of this life into the "Great Beyond" October 1, 1922.
In addition to the husband and son Richard who mourn a true wife and a devoted mother, there also remain two brothers, Robert on the homestead in Mower County, Minn., and E. B. across the line in Worth county Ia. Also four sisters, Mesdames Susie Schuyler, Osage, Ia., Maggie Brown, Austin, Minn., Belle Wuest, Malta, Mont., and Ella Gibson, Duluth, Minn.
Many other relatives and a host of friends "rise up to call her blessed."
The funeral services were largely attended, conducted from the old home above mentioned, Wednesday October 4, 2 p. m. by Rev. William Galbreth, who was Mr. and Mrs. Stiley's pastor at Carpentar, Ia., where they were members of the M. E. church before they moved to Montana, brought the Scripture from Job 17:11, "My days were past, my purposes are broken off."
The Dahl Quartette of Lyle rendered beautifully the messages in song.
The body was laid to rest in the beautiful Woodbury cemetery. The collection of floral offerings was but a slight token of the esteem in which Mrs. Stiley was held in a large circle of friends.- Contributed.
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their expressions of sympathy and the floral tributes. We also desire to thank the choir and others for their kind assistance.
A.Stiley and son Richard
The Brothers and Sisters.