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DICKS, Vesta Paire

Source: Greencastle Herald 21 March 1913 p 4

Again death has entered our midst and hovered over the couch of a dear mother taking to rest one whom we all loved. Vesta Paire Dick was born near Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind April 6, 1839 and died at her home in Coatesville, March 15, 1913 aged 73 years, 11 months 9 days. When but a small child she moved to Crawfordsville with her parents, where she resided until grown; then went to her grandmother’s in Bainbridge, where she resided until her marriage to Isaac N. Dicks, which occurred April 1, 1862. To this union was born 7 children, two boys and five girls of which two of the girls have preceded her to the great beyond, one dying at the age of 7 years the other at 9 years. Mrs. Dicks lived all her married life on a farm with her husband, who three years ago preceded her to the great beyond; and since the death of her companion has been in very feeble health but at all times striving to live and assist the loved ones left with her. Nearly 43 years ago she united with the Methodist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Stevens at Mt. Pleasant, Ind where she continued a member until about 20 years ago, transferring her membership to the ME Church at Fillmore where she remained a member until her death. On March 2nd she was taken ill with a severe cold and everything that loving hands could do was done but at the expiration of two weeks the Angel of Death called her home. She was prepared and willing to go but often expressed a wish to live for her children. She leaves to mourn her departure two sons, Morton and Harry Dicks of Indianapolis; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Swinn of Hailey, Idaho; Mrs. Carrie McVey who has resided with her for the past two years and Mrs. Effie Ader of Coatesville; three sons-in-law; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Albert Paire of Crawfordsville and Rufus Paire of Frankfort and a host of other relatives and friends. The life of the departed one can better be interpreted by the deeds done within the family circle and among the host of friends who cherish her memory than in any words that could be written or spoken. To those who knew her it is needless to say that she was a good mother, for her entire life was wrapped up in her love for her children and grandchildren and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for their comfort. The richest heritage that she leaves behind to her children is the memory of the many kind and helpful words that have so often fallen from her sweet lips.  No sweeter memory could be left behind than a heritage of this kind.  Almost the entire family was by her side at the time of her death and to them she expressed a willingness to depart and be with her husband. To those gathered about her she gave instructions as to her funeral arrangements and in accordance to this desire the family have attempted to lay her at rest as near as possible in the same way that her companion was laid away. - kz

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