Etc. -- Rhoda Alice Woodley's 1917  obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 5 article in the 18 Oct 1917 issue of the  Waterford Star.

In Memoriam

The angel of death enters first one home and then another, taking from this world our choicest treasures. 

On 4 Sep 1917 the summons came to Miss Rhoda Alice Woodley, leaving in the home of her sister, Mrs. Ephraim Haviland, a place which never can be filled.

She was the youngest daughter of the late John and Mary Woodley, being born 60 years ago on the old homestead near Waterford.

At an early age she gave her heart to the Savior and joined the Waterford Baptist Church where she was a member at the time of her death.

She was a patient sufferer for many months, never complaining, but always expressing her appreciation for the loving care shown by her relatives and friends who kept the sick room filled with floral tokens of their love.

The funeral was conducted from the home of Mr. Ephraim Haviland on Thursday afternoon, the service being in charge of Rev. E. G. Dale of Boston, assisted by Rev. E. R. Fitch of Waterford. 

Interment took place in Greenwood. The pall-bearers were all friends of the deceased: Messrs.  James Baird, William Snively, 
Oscar Haviland, Sylvester Rusling, Frank Bertran and John Cline. 

Many floral tributes expressed sympathy -- pillow from her brothers, sprays: Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Haviland, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Barber, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. C. Barber, Mrs. Clyde Lefler, Mrs. Courtnage and Mr. and Mrs. Dean. 

Those who mourn the loss of a sister are: 
Messrs. Wesley, Wilson and Bert, 
Mrs. Alphred Walker, Mrs. J. W. Barber, 
Mrs. (Dr.) Booth of Orion, Michigan, and 
Mrs. Ephraim Haviland, with whom the deceased had made her home for many years.


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