Retta L. Bright was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, May 16, 1868, and died Tuesday, July 25, 1899. While still a small girl, she moved with her parents to this county. She was married to D.F. Avery, September 30, 1890. She united with the Presbyterian Church, November 18, 1890. Although a great sufferer for many months, she has ever been patient and cheerful, as becomes a child of God.
Among her many virtues, she was an indulgent mother, an affectionate wife, a true friend and noble Christian. She leaves a devoted husband and two children, Ralph and Mildred, to meet the cold realities of life without a wife and mother's counsel and guiding hand. We feel we can truly say earth's loss is Heaven's gain. The funeral services were held at the residence yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, conducted by Reverend W.H. Lisley of the Presbyterian Church.
Posted in Decatur County Journal-IowaJuly 27, 1899