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Mason - John Earl

Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, June 17, 1921

Jesus has taught us to weep with those who weep and nothing  manifests our dependence and helplessness more than the coming of  death into our homes, John Earl, the younger son of Mr. and Mrs.  Frank Mason, departed this life on Monday June 6, 1921, aged 13  years, 7 months and 16 days. He is survived by his heartbroken  parents, two brothers, Burl and Lawrence; two sisters, Hester and  Opal; and a cousin, Fred Mears, who had been reared in the family  since childhood and who feels the loss as keenly as a brother,  one little sisters, Rosa, aged 2 1/2 years preceded him in death.  John was an obedient child and wa snot only loved by his heart  broken parents, brothers and sisters, but his teacher and  classmates as well, who deplore his sudden and untimely taking  away. No funeral services has ever been held in the Christian  Church under more pathetic surroundings than was this one and the  circumstances which surrounded his death, which was caused by the  kick of a horse, makes it extremely and heart-rending for his  loved ones, who have the deepest sympathy of all their friends in  the saddest hour of their lives. While death comes almost unaware  and plucks the brightest flower it casts a gloom over our entire  community, but we will cherish an unfading love for this dear  one, until we meet in that life where parting words are never  spoken and tears are only tears of joy. Life would not be worth  living had we no hidden treasure in theskies to make heaven  nearer and dearer to us and to make us strive harder to win the  great prize that God has offered to all who believe in him. The  passing away of one so young whose life was full of bright  prospects impresses on our minds the uncertaintly of life and the  certaintly of death. To the bereaved family, we would say, how  merciful must be the love of our alwise Father to hide from us  the future, and to break our years in hours and days, that hour  by hour and day by day, first going on a little way, if by Gods  power, we only bear the burdens of the hour, we may be able all  along with Gods help to keep quite strong to bear the inevitable.  Fun. serv. were conducted at the Christian Church on Wed.  afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. OS Stewart of Waveland, who in his  most impressive manner, said many comforting words to the  bereaved family. The Church was filled to its capacity, and many  remained on the outside, who came to pay their tribute of respect  to the deceased. A quartette composed of Claude Lydick, Paul  Hester, Mrs. Ray Foxworthy and Mrs. Herman Howard sang, "Face to  Face," "Beautiful Isle," and "Is There One Prepared For Me." Miss  FLorence Hester accompanist. Pall bearers were six little class  mates, Forest Nichols, Thomas Rice, William Jeffreys, Howard  Conner, Johnnie Hultz and Kenneth Hunt. Flower bearers were: Lucy  Gooding, Helen bayless, Katherine and Genice Patton. Floral  offerings were beautiful and numerous. The little form was laid  at rest in the beautiful Indian hill Cemetery under a mound of  fragrant bloom. (Mrs. N.R.)
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