Relatives and friends here have received word of
the death of Mrs. W. C. Offord at her home near
Mrs. and Mrs. Offord
were former residents of the Pilot Grove
neighborhood and have many friends in and near
Adair who deeply sympathize with the family in
their bereavement. The following obituary has
been furnished us for publication:
Mary Izella Wilson,
daughter of John and Ellen Wilson was born near
Adair, Ill. April 6, 1877, died at her home near
Olustee, Okla. Nov 27, 1917, aged 40 years 7
months and 21 days.
She was united in
marriage to Walter C. Offord who with the
following children survive: Floyd R., Florence
L, Walter H., Edna R., Mable A. and an infant
son two weeks old. Lester V., having preceded
her to the great beyond, some fifteen years ago
at the age of six years. She also leaves an aged
father and one brother, C. W. Wilson.
The welfare and
happiness of her family was always her, first
thought and she will be greatly and sadly missed
by her husband and children, also by a host of
relatives and friends.
She grew to
womanhood and lived in the same locality until
about ten years ago. She with her family moved
to southwestern Okla., where since they have
resided. She was a member of the United Brethren
church at Pilot Grove for a good many years and
lived in that faith until two years ago, she
united with the Methodist church. She tried to
live a true Christian life. Her love and
thoughtfulness of her family will always be
remembered by the bereaved husband. It is sad to
give her up, but God's will, not ours, be done.
Gone but not forgotten.