MANY FRIENDS GATHER FOR THE FUNERAL RITES OF
A large concourse
of relatives and friends gathered Saturday afternoon at the First Christian
Church to pay the last tribute of respect to Mrs. Evalyn O'Hair, venerable
mother of Hon. Frank T. O'Hair and W. S. O'Hair. The casket was covered
with flowers, and friends came from all over the county to attend the obsequies.
The funeral was
conducted by Rev. H. H. Peters, of Bloomington, Illinois,
pastor of the First Christian Church of which Mrs. O'Hair was a devoted
and consistent member.
He took for his
text: "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God."
He said this
was a conception God expressed in the simplest of terms. He did not
say blessed are the _________. Jesus Christ did not place the ___________on
intellectuality. The affection of mankind comes out of religion
which is the religion of love. He did not say, "Blessed are the rich."
Pure affection depends on religion. Those who depend on the
dollar sign alone and make it the real issue are wrong, yet we do not discourage
poverty. God is everywhere; in the chirping of birds, the voice of
the angels, and in the flowers of the field.
as she was known by many people, saw God in the things of life. She
heard the voice of Jesus. A woman of sympathy and love.
She was kind in her home and loved her children and grandchildren.
Rev. Mr. Peters
read "Lead Kindly Light," in the beginning of this discourse, and
closed with "Abide With Me."
acted as pallbearers: Messrs. Will Miller, Sam Preston, R. S. Lloyd, Adin
Baber, Bernie McClain and James Swango.
Among those present
from out of town were Harvey O'Hair, William Frazier, Bushton, Illinois,
Mrs. Pratt Foreman and daughter, Andrew Newman, Donald James and A. J.
Craig of Charleston, and Fred O'Hair of Greencastle.