Gets Final Summons

Mrs. Henry Hetrick Residing West Of Astoria, Passed Away Friday; Burial in Astoria Cemetery

Mrs. Mary Florence Hetrick, wife of Henry Hetrick died at her home one and a half miles northwest of Astoria Friday at 12:30 o’clock a.m., aged 55 years, ten months and 8 days. She had been in failing health for some time.

Mary Florence Heath, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Heath, both of whom are deceased, was born in Astoria, March 8, 1864. On Nov. 18, 1886 she was united in marriage to Henry Hetrick and their family was composed of three children, two daughters, and one son, namely: Mrs. Ralph Kessler, residing west of Astoria, Miss Mary and Archie at home.

Besides her husband and children Mrs. Hetrick is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alta Lybarger, of Alpena, South Dakota, four brothers, William of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Frank of Astoria township, Ralph of Tulsa, Okla., Bruce of Beardstown.

Mrs. Hetrick united with the Methodist church at Salem when a girl of sixteen and in all the years since that time has been very faithful in her relationship to the church.

For the past three years she has been in failing health and had been confined to her bed for three months previous to her death. She suffered greatly during her illness and although her pain was intense at times, she was always a nobel and patient sufferer.

As a wife and mother she was especially kind and devoted and no task was too heavy or sacrifice too great for her to render her loved ones and home. Not only in her home life was her sweet influence felt, but she was active in all church work so long as her health permitted and she was deeply loved and respected by her neighbors and the community in general. Her passing will be keenly felt by all and her memory will be held sacred by those who have known and have been associated with her.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at two o’clock, Monday, conducted by Rev. S. C. Williams. Interment in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 1/21/1920

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