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Surnames: Sears, Belvel
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One of the saddest deaths to occur in this community in many months was that of Mrs.
Gladys Sears, wife of Perry D. Sears, at the home of the husband's parents,' Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Sears, five miles north of Lineville, on last Friday of pneumonia, following
a short illness.
She was just at the beginning of life, being barely 20 years of age, and all the bright
promises of the future before her. And the three little babies, loving husband, and
parents, have now only the consolation that all "born unto that undying life, leave
us to come again."
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, on last Sunday afternoon, conducted by
Rev. T. B. Moore, the pastor, assisted by Rev. O. S. Tallent, of the M. E. Church, South,
interment following at Evergreen cemetery. The services were attended by a large number
of sorrowing relatives and friends.
The bereaved husband, parents, brothers, sister, all have the sincere sympathy of the
community in their sad bereavement.
Gladys Belvel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowe Belvel, and beloved wife of Perry D. Sears,
was born Sept 22, 1901 and departed this life Jan. 13, 1922, age 20 years, 3 months, 21
Gladys' early life was spent in their farm home on the Mount Olive community
northwest of Lineville, Iowa. Her home at the time of her death was in the same
community. Since childhood she has been a member of the Mount Olive M. E. Church, South.
Aug. 23rd, 1918, she was united in marriage to Perry D. Sears of the Mount Olive
community. To this union three children were born, Gwyndene, age three years, Carrol
Kenneth, age two years, and an infant daughter age fourteen days.
In addition to her parents of this place, four brothers, all of Lineville, mourn the
loss of an affectionate daughter and sister, Ervine, Ivan, Emery and Claude Belvel, One
sister, Mrs. Alpha Belvel Petty, of Lineville is doubly grieved in the memory of her own
The death of Gladys is the first break in the family circle of her parents. In
thirty-one years of married life this home has been spared as an unbroken circle.
The life so prematurely ended has been one of singular sweetness and faithfulness. As
daughter, wife and mother she has held the love of parents, husband and babies.
Especially was this spirit of patient courage shown in her bereaved sister, Alpha, in
those anxious days following her great bereavement. The fine dependence of each upon the
other in her tme of need will be a rich memory to the surviving sister.
The sympathy of the community goes out to the husband. His patience and devotion during
the short years of their married life and the last sickness are a credit to his standing
in the community.
To all these loved ones and to the many friends of the Lineville....(unreadable)
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