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Mrs. Mary Warfield Was Foremost in All Good Work.

Mary A. Warfield was born April 27, 1859 at Almond, NY daughter of the late Russel and Clarissy Robinson Wright.  Coming to Andover as a child, she had been a resident of this township for sixty three years.

September 10, 1876 she was united in marriage with Josiah Warfield whose death occurred some years ago.  In the early years of their married life they resided on their farm east of this village later purchasing a home on Greenwood street where Mrs. Warfield passed from life, Wednesday, March 26, 1924.  Deceased had not been in usual health for several weeks but her condition was not considered serious until a short time before her death, which occurred at seven o'clock am when, with the awakening life of a new day, she went to sleep, like a tired child, with no weary waiting on the border land.

In the years of her life passed in Andover, she has been actively identified with the affairs of this village.  A member of the Methodist church she has been loyal to its every interests, and active in all the branches of work.  For several years she has been a member of the board of Education of Andover High School, serving as its secretary.  She was a Past Noble Grand of Andover Rebekah Lodge No 303 and at the time of her death the District Deputy President of Allegany County Rebekah Dist. No. 1. A member of Andover Woman's Christian Temperance Union and its Recording Secretary, also an active member and treasurer of the Andover Grange.

A busy and useful life, honored and loved she reared her own monument while she lived, by deeds of kindness and cheer to those with whom she was associated.  Her death will be a sad loss to Andover.

Of her immediate family there survive a son, Herbert Warfield of Bradford PA, and a daughter, Mrs. Clara Childs of Andover, four grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Hattie Burger of Greenwood, to whom the tender sympathy of many friends are extended in their bereavement.

Funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church, Friday afternoon March 29th, the pastor, Rev. C. H. Whelan officiating.  The mass of beautiful flora tributes being a silent testimony to the love and esteem in which she was held.

Interment was made in the family plot in Hillside Cemetery.

from ANDOVER NEWS, ANDOVER,NY

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