One among the saddest of funerals was that of Mrs. Birdie Selman Mann Friday afternoon. Funeral service by her pastor, W.E. Hill at Palestine church. Interment in Selman grave yard in charge of Fox & Allen.
Many hearts are caused to be grieved at the seemingly untimely going of this dear unselfish wife and sister, who gave as it were, her life for her loved ones, for eight months she had waited on her invalid husband. No murmur of protest was ever heard to fall from her lips. Her zeal for those to whom it was her lot to love and cherish was untiring. A sweet and noble Christian woman that now is looking in the sunshine of God’s unselfish love, and if it were possible for this precious sister and wife to look down from her strong court on high, she would, with the eye of love and with the hand they so loved to clasp, beckon to them to come and live with her and the angels in the house not made by hands, eternal within the heavens.
Source: The Alto Herald, Alto, Texas, Thursday, April 4, 1935; Pg. 3