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Helen May Thrap
Janusry 12, 1848–March 8, 1923

DIED—Helen May Thrap, eldest child of William Wilson Thrap was born Jan. 12, 1848 on a farm near Morley and was converted early in life, joining the United Brethren Church some miles from Morley. The Methodist Episcopal Church was the first to build in Morley and she united with it in 1906. She was a steward of this church for many years and was always careful and generous in the discharge of her personal obligations of stewardship to God. Her standing in the community was shown in her selection as postmaster in 1912 which office she held until her death.
Some months ago her health began to fail and she was taken to St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Feb. 1 and died there of a malignant tumor March 8, 1923. Surviving are one brother J. M. Thrap, Creighton, Neb., and two sisters; Mrs. Emerson, of Marathon, and Mrs. Bowen, of Morley. The funeral as held at Morley, conducted by Rev. K. E. Anderson, assisted by Rev. Mr. Smith, pastor at Martelle and by the Rev. Mr. Bainbridge, pastor of the United Brethren Church of Morley.

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