RUTH YATES DIED AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS SUNSHINE OF THE HOME CALLED HEAVENWARD
Ruth Evelyn, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Yates, passed from this world to the brighter shore over there, where sorrow and suffering is known no more forever, on Tuesday evening of last week, December 29, 1925 at 9:15 o'clock, at St. Elizabeth hospital, in Danville, where she was operated on six hours before for an intestinal obstruction. She was taken to the hospital earlier in the day for an emergency operation, but all that skill and science and loving hands could do were of no avail.
The Yates home had been under Quarantine for some time as the children had had scarlet fever. The father had been sleeping at the black-smith shop and the usual Christmas tree had been planned for that fateful evening, but God changed the plans of pleasant anticipation to one of sorrow and anguish. The remains were brought to the undertaking parlors of John T. Owen that night and prepared for burial.
This little sunbeam was born September 2, 1919 and was permitted upon this earth but a brief period, being only 6 years, 3 months and 17 days old at the time of her death. Besides her father and mother she is survived by two sisters, Lucille and Marjorie, and two brothers, Harry, Jr., and Carl, besides many other relatives. This was Ruth's first year in school and she was greatly loved by her teacher and schoolmates. Not only will she be missed in the schoolroom, but her vacant chair at home will cause much greater sorrow, as her presence brought cheer and sunshine and love to all. She loved to sing, she loved her Sunday school and her Jesus.
The Dear Heavenly Father wanted little Ruth to make his garden more beautiful, and he called her to dwell among the Angels. "The Angels came, and they took her lovely soul away From the sick house of day; lovely now her life shall be, Safe through eternity, always beautiful to see. Now this pain is ours to know but we prayed and God shall help us bear this blow."
Funeral services were conducted from the home on Thursday by the Nazarene minister and interment was made in Woodland cemetery.
Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during our bereavement, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Yates and Children.
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