Katie Kelly was born at Durand, Wis November 1877 and died May 16, 1904 at the home of George Pettit at Watertown, SD.
She came with her parents to South Dakota in 1884 and located near Bryant. In October 1895, she was married to her now bereft and sorrowing husband, Walter Pettit. To this union were born three sons, two of whom have preceded her to the glory land. She has resided near Willow Lakes until a few weeks ago when she, along with her family, moved to Watertown where she hoped to receive medical aid. The best medical skill of the city was obtained and a week previous to her death she was taken to the hospital at Rochester, Minn., where physicians told her husband that death was only a matter of time. Everything that could be done to win a victory over death was done but in vain. The cold hand of death could no longer be stayed. Through all her sufferings she was patient and ever thoughtful of those about her. She was not afraid to die; she knew in whom she trusted. She waited for the angel to say, "The Master is come and calleth for thee." She left many beautiful testimonies which lightened the sorrow and brought comfort to the loved ones.
Mrs. Pettit was converted in 1894 and united with the Willow Lakes Methodist Episcopal Chruch in 1985, where she remained a loving, true, and devoted member in service and self-denial until the Master called her. She will be missed for she was a devoted wife and a tender, loving mother. Her life was full of deeds of kindness, such a life death cannot end, farewell, loved one, farewell; watch at the golden gate for our coming. The relatives have the sympathy of this entire community.
Card of Thanks
Most sincerely do we desire to thank the people of Willow Lakes and vicinity for their thoughtful kindness and sympathy shown us in the burial of our loved one. Words are too weak to express how deeply our hearths have been touched by your expressions of sympathy. May God's choicest blessing be yours.
Walter Pettit and family.
Mr. Kelly and family.