Mary Izella Offord


Relatives and friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. W. C. Offord at her home near Olustee. Okla.

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.


(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)



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