|Mary A. Carr Reyner
June 9, 1864–October 1, 1927
|Mary A. Carr was born in Clinton county, Iowa, near DeWitt, June 9, 1864 and passed away in the hospital in Anamosa, October 1, 1927, aged 63 years, 3 months and 22 days. She had been an invalid for more than eight years when death came to bring her to her rest.
She was united in marriage with Samuel W. Reyner, Nov. 19, 1880. To this union were born seven children, five of whom remain to mourn her departure. Charles A. who died at the age of 18, George M. of Silver Star, Montana; Lena P. Haynor of Anamosa, Frank S. of Monmouth, Allen E. of Cascade, Harlan W. of Dubuque, and Hazel M. who died in infancy.
She was united with the church in Monmouth seven years ago after an almost lifelong membership at Clay Mills. She found the grace of Christ sufficient and her faith in God a source of great strength and hope. It sustained her in the long and often lonely hours of her suffering which she endured so patiently.
Besides the husband and children she leaves to mourn her departure, one brother, Stephen, in Nebraska, 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock in the Monmouth M. E. church, Rev. Kildow of Stanwood officiating.
Miss Edna Waugh, Miss Wilma Mennolds and Mrs. Lee Allen of Monmouth and Mrs. Audria McCormack of Olin sang consolingly. Mrs. McCormack, who was a very dear friend of the deceased, sang as a solo "Peace Be Still," a song which had often cheered Mrs. Reyner while living and which she had requested to be sung at her funeral. The floral tributes were beautiful and expressive of the esteem in which she was held. Interment was made in the family lot at Canton. All of the children were present for the funeral excepting George of Montana. Mrs. Mamie Spray of Youngstown, Ohio, a siser-in-law, was present.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt