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Mary Dell Oxford, daughter of William R and MAry Oxford, was born December 25 1874 and passed away Janaury 13 1940 at the age of 65 years and 18 days.
She leaves one brother, Jake, with whom she made her home, 2 sisters Anna Purdun and Ile Taft. Her father, mother, 3 sisters and two brothers preceded her in death, Jane Newton, Rose Shafer, Sudie Adams, Orvil and Robbie.
She leaves a host of relatives and friends who will miss her, for to know her was to love her. She was a good friend and neighbor. She joined the Christian Church when young and lived a good and faithful life. She was patient in her suffering.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock January 17 1940 with Rev J.P. Wilson officiating assisted by Rev A.G. Hollowell, both of Cainsville.
Mrs Velda Booth, Mrs Bertha Craig, Cal Cain and Frank Harrold sang "Nearer My God To Thee", "God Will Take Care Of You", and "We Will Never Say Good-bye In Heaven", with Miss Wanda Wave Weldon presiding at the piano.
Pallbearers were John Axsom, R.H. HAmilton, G.W. Hamilton, Melvin Maroney, Hubert Shafer, and John Zimmerman.
Interment was made in Zoar Cemetery in Cainsville, with E.J. Stoklosa, Funeral Director, in charge.
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends and relatives for their kind expression of sympathy and help during the illness and death of our sister.