FUNERAL OF MRS. RENSLOW HELD IN TAMPICO TODAY
Sterling Daily Gazette (Sterling, Illinois) · Thu, Jun 13, 1929 · Page 13
TAMPICO – (Special) – Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Eva Renslow, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Baptist church, Rev. Theo. C. Meyer, pastor, in charge.
Three hymns, “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer,” “Good Night and Good Morning,” and “Safe in the arms of Jesus,” wsere sung by Mrs. N. E. Denison with Miss Dorothy Smith accompanist. Friends and neighbors who acted as pallbearers were Lloyd Pratt, Nels Pierson, Earl Smith, Harry Maxfield, Frank Gerber and Roy McKenzie. The R.N.A. camp, of which she was a member, attended in a body and had charge of the burial services at the Tampico Cemetery.
OBITUARY of MRS. RENSLOW
Harriet Eva Renslow, a pioneer of Whiteside county and most highly respected citizen of Tampico passed away Tuesday, at about 7:30 a.m. after a long illness, during which she was a cheerful and uncomplaining sufferer.
She had been in poor health for the past two years or more and in spite of all that could be done for her relief; she failed steadily until the end came.
Harriet Eva Foy was born near Yorktown, Nov. 21, 1857, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Paith, June 11, 1929, at the age of 71 years, six months and 20 days. She was the seventh child of Daniel and Matilda Foy. Ray, Austin and Wesley preceded her in death. Sarah R. Burdick, Irene Emmons, Morrell and Milton Foy of Tampico, and Mrs. Jennie McKenzie of Smith Center, Kansas, still survive her.
In 1873 she was married to Wesley Renslow and to this union were born six children, two dying in infancy and Elmer preceded her serveral years ago. Fred of Canada, Clarence of Sterling and Florence Paith of Tampico are left to mourn her departure. They made their residence in this community for a number of ears, finally moving to Belle Plaine, Iowa. In 1890 her husband passed away after a long and lingering illness and she was left with four small children to take up the burden of life alone. She remained in Iowa several years and then came to Tampico to be near relatives and old friends.
She was a faithful member of the Tampico Baptist church for 50 years and took special interest in attending the Aid society and Missionary meetings as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Renslow was a woman of energetic spirit. Being left with her small children she bravely met and overcome all obstacles, keeping her family together till grown and always having time to lend a helping hand to any one in need of assistance. ‘
In addition to the near relatives above mentioned, she leaves to mourn her passing seven grandchildren, four great grand-children and hosts of friends.