The Nezperce community was saddened yesterday when it learned of the death of Mrs. M.T. Farris, which occurred at the Farris home at 12:30 a.m. yesterday.  The deceased had been ill since February of this year and was bedfast during most of that time.  Her condition had been critical for the past several weeks and her passing was not unexpected.

The deceased was well known and highly esteemed in the Nezperce community and took an active part in many of the social activities here.  Moving here with her family from Camas prairie 12 years ago, they located on the beautiful and fine farm two miles northeast of town and have since made their home there.

Thoroughly a native of central Idaho, Selena Benoy Farris was born at Grangeville, Idaho, On November 16, 1876.  She passed away at the Farris home near Nezperce at 12:30 a.m. September 13, 1933, at the age of 56 years, 10 months and three days.

She grew to womanhood near Grangeville and was married to Major T. Farris on December 31, 1894, at Mt. Idaho.  To this union four children were born.  They lived on Camas Prairie until 1921 when they moved to Nezperce.

Besides her husband she is survived by a son, Garlin Farris of Nezperce, and three daughters, Mrs. Harry Wise, and Mrs. Lawrence Sather, Nezperce, and Mrs. Roy Akers, Winona.  Also two grandchildren, Delbert and Wanda Akers, Winona, and a sister, Mrs. Coleman Kerlee, Lapwai.

The Rebekah lodge of this city was in charge of the funeral service for the deceased, which was held at one o’clock this afternoon from the Community church here.  Two vocal numbers, “Whispering Hope” and “One Sweetly Solemn Thought,” were rendered by Mr. Norbert Medved, accompanied by Mrs. G.C. Pennel.

The burial service was conducted by the local Grange organization at the Nezperce cemetery.  Rev. Paul Campbell, pastor of the Community Church, delivered the funeral sermon and gave the closing prayer at the interment service.  Pallbearers were George Rowe, G.C. Pennel, W.R. Emerson, S.L. Shoemaker, Arthur Heston and Nick Laier.

The church was filled with old friends who had come to offer their last respects to the deceased and the floral offering was profuse and beautiful.  Thus a true pioneer of our beautiful prairie, a loving wife and companion, a wonderful mother has found eternal rest and peace.

In Appreciation

We wish to express our most sincere thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their many kindnesses and beautiful floral offering during the illness and death of our loved one.

Major T. Farris and Family




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