(Written in ink by hand: ‘Sept. 1926’; transcribed by Karen Meisenheimer.)
RUSHFORD WOMAN REACHES THE END OF A USEFUL LIFE
Mrs. Charles L. Metcalf Completes Her Life Work and is Laid to Rest by Loving Friends
Mrs. Charles L. Metcalf, aged 64, a life long resident of Rushford, died at her home here last Sunday evening. She had been ill for the past year and the larger share of the past summer she has been confined to the house. Friday night she lapsed into unconsciousness and from that time failed rapidly until the end came at about seven o’clock Sunday evening.
Her funeral was held at the home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. B. J. Hayes, a former pastor here, officiating. Herbert Harmon of Rochester and Mrs. Sanford Dietrich of Syracuse sang one selection, a favorite of Mrs. Metcalf’s Rev. J. S. Willett of Syracuse offered the prayer.
Mrs. Metcalf was a member of the Free Methodist church of Rushford and as long as her health permitted was an active worker. She was an exceptionally sweet alto singer and in her church and at funerals and on other occasions her voice was lifted in praise for her Master. In her home she was an ideal wife and mother and will be sorely missed by Mr. Metcalf and her daughters, Mrs. Wm. W. Bush of Belmont, Mrs. Herbert Harmon of Rochester and Mrs. Arthur Mowers of Rochester.