Contributed by Gigimo
Description: Death of Mrs. Farris.Date: January 2 1913
Newspaper published in: Houston, MO
After a long, lingering sickness, extending through the past year, Mrs. William H. Farris passed to her eternal rest at 8:10 o'clock, p.m., last Sunday. About a year ago she was taken to St. Louis and was operated on for a growth on her neck, but her health continued to fail and she could not get relief. Last fall Mr. Farris again took her to the city and after an examination by several specialists it was decided that she had tuberculer trouble at the base of the brain. She grew weaker and was soon confined to her bed, death resulting quietly and peacefully at the hour above stated.
Mary Florence Farris was born near Raymondville, this county, December 14, 1870; died December 29, 1912; age 42 years and 15 days. She was the daughter of John C. and Amanda Almack and besides her family, her mother, two sisters and two brothers survive her.
She was married to William H. Farris June 8, 1892. Husband and five children, Opal, Grace, Wayne, Lynn and Mary, are left to mourn the loss of as gentle, devoted, loving wife and mother as ever lived. Her thoughts and plans were always for the welfare of her loved ones, and there was none kinder or more loyal to family, friends and neighbors than this dear good woman who has gone to her eternal reward. The home is filled with gloom, the husband is bowed with grief and the motherless children are broken-hearted, but they can find some comfort in the knowledge that wife and mother is at rest from her sufferings, safe in the arms of her Lord and Master.
Mrs. Farris was a Christian lady, a faithful member of the M. E. church, South, for past 23 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekahs, Royal Neighbors and Knights and Ladies of Security. She carried a policy of $1999 in each of the last two named orders.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church, South, Tuesday afternoon by Revs. Longgrear and Carty, after a brief service at the home. A long procession followed the remains from the home to the church, the procession being headed by the band and by the members of the Eastern Star and the Rebekahs.
The church was draped in mourning and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The building would not hold the immense crowd that came to pay a last tribute of respect to the memory of this good woman. At the grave the beautiful burial service was conducted by the Eastern Star ladies, and it was indeed impressive when the remains of this wife, mother, neighbor, friend and sister were lowered to their last resting place, and the hearts of so many sorrowed with the sorrowing scores of friends mingled their tears with those of husband and children, mother, brothers and sisters.
In their great grief they have the earnest sympathy of all.