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