Harry Wibright, son of Willis and Almeda Pratt Wibright, was born near London, Ohio, November 6, 1883, and as the day was drawing to a close on Sunday, November 10, 1946, and the evening shade of night gathered the soul Harry winged its flight into the great beyond, at the age of 68 years and 4 days.
In the year of 1909 on June 8th, he was united in marriage with Mabel Dillion and to this union were born three children.
Harry spent the greater part of his life in Monroe Township, being caretaker of the Monroe school building for 17 years; he was employed there at the time his health failed him about six years ago. He bore his suffering without complaint, never wanted to be waited on, nor be a burden to his loved ones.
Harry was a good husband and father, always found his happiness at his own fireside and his pleasures within the walls of his own home.
He was a good neighbor, never finding fault with anyone, always a kind word for everybody.
So we humbly submit to God's will and give him back to the one who gave him, while he leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, Mabel; one daughter, Dorothea Foulke, Plumwood, Ohio; two sons, Carl of Chicago, Illinois, Ralph of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur Murry, Plumwood, Ohio; one half-sister, Mrs. Pearl Dillion, Plain City, Ohio; one brother, Frank Wibright, Ashland, Kansas; with a host of other relatives and friends.
Should be taken from our home,
But the joys that do not perish,
Live in memory alone.
All the years we've spent together,
All the happy golden hours,
Shall be cherished in remembrance,
Fragrant sweets from memory's flowers.
Farewell dear father, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years, and worn with pain,
Farewell 'till in some happy place,
We shall behold thy face again.
'Tis ours to miss thee all our years
And tender memories keep.
'Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart,
'Tis hard, so hard to speak the words,
We must forever part.
We wish to thank our kind friends, relatives and neighbors for their kindness, sympathy and beautiful floral offerings during the illness and death of our loved husband and father, Harry Wibright. Special thanks to Rev. Winget, to Mrs. McMurray and Mrs. Rollins for the music and to Mr. Schlechty for his efficient services.
Mrs. Harry Wibright and children.