DUSKY GENTRY was born Feb. 4, l870 and departed this life July 4th, l92l, aged 5l years and 5 months.His entire life was spent in Decatur County, moving to the old home place at the age of 5 years.He became a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows about ten years ago, in which he was held in the highest esteem.DUSKY was an upright, honest and conscientious man, and counted his friends by his acuaintances.He was the stay of the family and will be sorely missed by those near and dear to him.He had been failing in health for several weeks but was not considered serious until ten days ago when he took to his bed.All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done, but DUSKY was called to a better home, which we are sure he justly earned.
It seems that he cannot be spared from the family home, but God in His wisdom has seen fit to call him to a higher home.He was next to the eldest of a family of five children.His mother preceded him to the Great Beyond, when DUSKY was a mere boy.He leaves to mourn his loss an aged father and cousin, JOHN ZIMMERMAN, for whom he has cared for years, four sisters, MRS. DELLA CREVELING, of near Mt. Ayr.; MRS. JENNE BRAZIL, of Oklahoma; EFFIE, of Des Moines; CLARA, at the old home, and an aunt, MRS. M.E. MANNASMITH.Besides a host of friends and near relatives.
Funeral services were held at Elk Chapel July 6th, conducted by Reverend Fellows of the M.E. Church at Kellerton.And he was laid to rest in the Elk Cemetery.A very impressive service was held at the grave by the Odd Fellows of Lamoni, of which he was a member, and the Kellerton Lodge.
A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled.
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