EMMA EATON HARVEY was born in Licking County, Ohio, October l4, l850, and departed this life at Lake Okoboji, Iowa, August 22, l9l6.
In her teens she moved with her parents to Marion County, Iowa, where November l3, l868, she was married to JOHN W. HARVEY.Three sons were born of this union, namely, RAYMOND, who died in infancy, CHARLES, who died in young manhood, and JAMES, who survives and mourns the departure of mother.
Immediately following her marriage, MRS. HARVEY in company with her husband, came to Leon, where she has resided ever since.Like all the children of men her life was a mingled one of sunshine and shadows.Her greatest joy came to her in the service that she rendered to her God, her loved ones, and her fellowmen.Her most pungent sorrow overshadowed her when death claimed her children, and later when her husband preceded her across the River of Death.
MRS. HARVEY was converted in young womanhood, and has been an active and faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church ever since.For years she has been a member of the official board of the church here in Leon, and at the time of her departure she was an honored member of the board of stewards.In spite of failing health she still rejoiced in serving her God and her fellowmen.In days that are yet to be she will be remembered as the friend of our public schools, our churches, our public library, and as the doner of Leon's beautiful park, which she presented to Leon but one year ago, in honor and memory of her worthy husband.
Her departure is mourned by her son, JAS. F. HARVEY, of Leon, Iowa, and his family; her three sisters, namely, MRS. ELLA HAMILTON, of Leon, MRS. W.A. HUNT and MRS. SAM RUSH, both of whom reside in Burlington, Iowa.A large circle of friends and acquaintances likewise miss her presence and extend sympathy to the bereaved ones.Through the goodness of God let us count ourselves worthy to meet again in the Morning.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Church.Rev. Raoul R. Moser officiated.Many floral tokens were in evidence and practically every available seat was occupied.The burial took place in Leon's beautiful cemetery.