Friday Find

Daisy Pearl Ricketts Isreal – K88F-NLR

Do you have any funeral books in your collections? Both of my grandmothers seemed to not only keep obituary clippings but also funeral books. Thus, my genealogy files contain both the obituary clipping and the funeral book for one of my great grandaunts, Daisy Pearl Ricketts. Daisy Pearl was the daughter of James M. and Rachel E. (Christy) Ricketts.

Daisy Pearl Ricketts was born in Clinton County, Ind., July 29, 1873, and departed this life Sept. 19, 1930 at her home in Yates Center, Kansas.
She was united in marriage to Grant Israel, April 15, 1894. To this union a little girl was born, which died in infancy.
She came to Kansas with her parents when she was 4 years old. She had resided in Yates Center for the past 15 years. Several years ago she united with the United Brethren church at Crandall, and had always lived a christian life.
She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, 3 sisters and 2 brothers,: Mrs. Artie Briles, of Yates Center; Mrs. Mae Cokeley, of Iola; Mrs. Belle Howell of Oakland, Calf., Manford Ricketts of Hutchinson and Desmond Ricketts, of Vernon; nieces and nephews, Osmund Briles, of Buffalo; Mrs. Ethel Smith, of Hutchinson; Glen Briles, of Vernon; Mrs. Lulu Cope, of Yates Center; Roy Howell, of Oakland, Calf.; Hazel Yoho, of Crandall; Roscoe, Max and Jennie Lucile Ricketts, of Vernon; Floyd Isreal, of Chillicothe, Oho and a host of friends and relatives.
The passing of Mrs. Isreal leaves a vacancy in her home and surroundings that no one can fill. She never thought of her suffering, always trying to comfort someone else, and to know her was to love her. It seems all loving care was done, but her Saviour had called her home. He who doeth all things well.