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NAME: Drahos, Annette

OBIT: Toledo Chronicle, Toledo, Iowa, 24 Jul 1890

 Annetta, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincel Drahos, breathed out her sweet life on the 18th inst. after a brief stay on earth of only six months and six days. What a blessing and gain their coming and stay; what a loss their departure. What a joy and bright springtime a lovely spirit like that of this darling child brings to the home, none know but those into whose homes they come, and the sad loss and vacancy occasioned by their death none fully realize, only those from whose homes they go. This little one seemed frail and better suited to a heavenly atmosphere, yet her sudden departure was a sad surprise. Her hold on parents and friends was exceedingly strong for one of such tender age. The funeral services were conducted on the morning of the 18th inst. at the home, by Dr. W. M. Beardshear assisted by Rev. B. M. Long. The choir, consisting of Mrs. Long, May Kephart and Will Smith, rendered appropriate and impressive music.
 Many friends were assembled to weep with the heart stricken parents. In one corner of the parlor lay the little sleeping form, almost covered with beautiful flowers, faint emblems of that choice flower just fallen before death's sickle. At the conclusion of the services the pall bearers-Hazel Beardshear, Margie Harrison, Cora Mason and Arabelle Mericle- gently bore the sleeping dust to the hearse and the grave, where it was tenderly laid away from mortal sight, but in sight of the angel of resurrection.
 The little body is inactive, we call it dead, but the spirit is living and at home with God.