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Obits > 1933 - Sylvia Fay (Davis) Foy

by Denise McLoughlin

Sterling Gazette, Sterling, IL, Monday, October 30, 1933, 6;8
Services for Mrs. Fred Foy Held Sunday Afternoon
TAMPICO - Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Foy were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. Rev. Alan Douglas, pastor of the local Baptist church conducted the services and took for the text of his message of faith and comfort, words from Matthew 11:28, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." The home could not accommodate the large crowd of neighbors, relatives and friends, and many remained on the porch and lawn. A profusion of beautiful floral offerings rought silent messages of love and comfort.

Those who attended the casket were: Bren Brainerd of Rock Falls, Lester Jacobs of Sterling and AOtto Quaintance, George Hayden, Eley Myers adn Ralph Foy of Tampico.

Sylvia Fay Davis was born at Agnew, Ill., March 30, 1884, and died at Tampico, Ill., Oct. 26, 1933, at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 27 days.

Sylvia Davis moved to the vicinity of Tampico with her parents when about 1- year of age and atteded the district schools. She was married to Fred Foy on Dec. 11, 1901, at Prophetstown, Ill. Two children, Frank and Charlotte were born to them. Her father, mother and one brother passed away several years ago but she is survived by her husband and the two children, and two grandchildren, Jack and Elwood Foy.

Mrs. Foy lived in the vicinity of Tampico practically all her life with the exception of brief periods  when she lived in Iowa and Chicago. She was taken ill at her home in the summer of 1933 suffering from a compication of   various diseases. Everything in the way of care was done for her but in spite of constant care on the part of members ofher famiy, kindly help from neighbors, and the mistrations of three doctors she passed on into the life beyond this.

She was a member of the Philathea society of the local Baptist church. She will be long remembered as a good neighbor, who was friendly and good natured to all, and willing to help anyone that she could. Her family occupied the chief place in her heart, however, and all who knew can testify to the loving devotion and care she bestowed upon her invalid daughter, Charlotte, from early childhood.

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