unknown undated newspaper clipping Amanda Shafer collection
God hath not promised
Sun without rain
Joy without sorrow
Peace without pain
But God hath promised
Strength for the day
Rest for the laborer
Light for the way
Grace for the trials
Help from above
Cora May, daughter of Charles and America Craig, was born Nnov. 2 1873 and departed this life at Noll Memorial Hospital, Bethany, Mo Janurary 29 1960 age 86 years, two months, and 26 days.
At the age of 18 she was married to Tommy Stanley, who preceded her in death in 1894. To this union were born two children, Tommy Jr who died April 25 1945, and Gracie (Mrs Jack Gibler) of Brimson MO.
July 23 1902 she was united in marriage to William Zimmerman, who passed away Nov. 21 1918. To this union were born eight children, Mrs Shelvie George (Ruby), Mrs. Eddie George (Florence), Mrs Alva Crawley (Winona), Cainsville; Mrs Ivan Speer (Beatrice), Waukee, Iowa; Rufus and Marshall, Cainsville, and Richard Kansas City, Ks. Louis deceased.
she is survived by two sisters, MRs Jessie Rowan, Cainsville, Mo and Mrs Nora Morley, Blythedale, Mo. one uncle Mr Wm. Craig, Cainsville, and one aunt Rosa Axsom, Bethany, Mo. Three sisters, Eliza Zimmerman, Lucy Smith, Maggie, and an infant sister, and two brothers preceded her in death.
She leaves eight children, 43 grandchildren, 72 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.
She was a member of the Church of Christ, ever faithful to her savior.
Since her marriage in 1902, she had resided on the farm homesteaded by her father-in-law, William Zimmerman. The last twenty years, she had shared the home with her son, Marshall and wife, their three sons, Clifford, Wilbur, and Ronnie and their daughter Ruth Anne, having been born there. They especially will feel deeply the loss of their grandmother.
As long as her health permitted, she was ever ready to lend a helping hand or speak a word of cheer to all with whom she came into contact, like Dorcas of old, she went about doing good.
Funeral services were held at the Cainsville Christian church Thursday afternoon, January 25 at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. Glenn Wilson officiating.
Rev. Cleo Coville sang "God Will Take Care of You". Mrs Orel Hrdlicka and Mrs Helen Bauer sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Rock of Ages" accompanied at the piano by Mrs Cleo Colville.
Pallbearers were Truman Stanley, William Zimmerman, Richard George, Harlan Crawley, Billy Gene Zimmerman, and Bobby Gene Geogre.
Honorary pallbearers were Donald, Garry, and Keith Zimmerman, Max and Jack George, Farrell and Jim George, Clifford and Wilbur Zimmerman, Lee Stanley and Harold Gibler.
Flower girls were Freda Little, Joetta George, Peggy McKinney, Ruth Graves, Lois Collins, Doris Jean Stratton and Norma Lee VanPelt.
Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of E.J. Stoklasa, Mortician.
Card of Thanks
We are sincerely grateful to friends and neighbors for their many kind acts of sympathy during our sad bereavement. For the beautiful service, floral offering and other kindnesses, we want to express our heartfelt thanks.
Mrs Gracie Gibler
Mr and Mrs Shelvie George
Mr and Mrs Edgar George
Mr and Mrs Rufus Zimmerman
Mr and Mrs Richard Zimmerman
Mr and Mrs Alva Crawley
Mr and Mrs Marshall Zimmerman
Mr and Mrs Ivan Speer
And grand children.