New Market Herald
Brief announcements was made in our last issue of the death of Mrs. Norval Reeves. She had been confined to her home for many months and suffered greatly with a malady that baffled medical skills. While her death was not unexpected, yet it came sooner than anticipated and was rather sudden. In her death the community loses a woman of many virtues and she will be sincerely mourned by all who ever came in contact with her. All her life has been spent in this immediate vicinity and her many deeds of kindness and helpful ministrations will long remain bright spots in the hearts and minds of countless numbers.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the M. E. church, conducted by Rev. E. O. Douglass. A large attendance testified to the high regard in which she was held. Her grandson, Bruce Mason, who was called to Camp Dodge about two weeks ago, was permitted to come to the funeral. Other out of town attendants were Jas. Wilson and wife of Trenton, Nebr., John Reeves and wife of Villisca, Chas. Kelley and wife of Clarinda. Internment was in Memory.
Susannah A. Pace, daughter of Chas. W. and Elizabeth Pace, was born in Page Co., Iowa, July 15, 1857 and entered into rest from her home in New Market, Iowa, May 2, 1918, at the age of 60 years, 9 onths and 17 days.
January 28, 1875 she was united in marriage to Norval Reeves who lives to mourn her departure. To their home were given two children, Mrs. Arvilla Hartman and Walter Reeves. Five grand-children, Bruce Mason, Mrs. Phyllis Hill, Lois Hartman, Letha Reeves and Marybell Reeves, and one great-grandchild, Mason Hill, all of who survive her.
Mrs. Reeves was converted in 1874 and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she ever remained a loyal interested, earnest member. Her years of service have prepared her for the Heavenly rest and reward. May her influence linger as a frangrance in all our lives.