Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, August l6, l923
LOUISA SACKETT, widow of A.M. SACKETT, passed away August 2, l923, aged seventy-three years, one month and nineteen days. Her maiden name was DEAR, daughter of THOMAS and MARY DEAR. She was born in Ohio and moved with her parents in an early day to Marion County, Iowa, where she was married to A.M. SACKETT, living in Henry County, moving to Ringgold County thirty-seven years ago, living on a farm in Lotts Creek Township. After the death of her husband eighteen years ago, she continued her residence on the farm until l905, when she moved to Mount Ayr, where she has since made her home. She leaves four children, MRS. ELLA KINDBLADE, of Leon, Iowa; MRS. MAY JAGGER, of Des Moines, and two sons, LESTER and ALFRED, who live near Mount Ayr. The children were all near and visited her often and cared for her during her illness which dates from the first of March. She also leaves nine grandchildren, a brother, SPENCER DEAR, of Dallas, Iowa; and two sisters who live in Kansas.
She was a member of the Methodist Church from where the funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ray Kirkendall, her Minister. She was true to her faith to the last, expressing her desire to go to her Father's home where death and parting will be no more. In her death the children mourn the loss of a loving mother, who has done much for them during her life. She was devoted to her home and children.
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