Young Lady Dies Suddenly This A. M.
Residents here were shocked this morning at the word of the death of Merle Dye, daughter of Homer Dye.
For some time Merle has been ailing with diabetes. Her condition was not generally considered critical but Wednesday evening she dropped into a coma from which she never awakened.
Survivors are her father and step-mother, a brother, Wayne, who is in Washington, and two half brothers, Klair and Reed, who attend school here. She is also survived by her aged grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Twiss of Penticton, Canada, and her grandmother, Mrs. Long, of Iowa.
Funeral arrangements are not made, depending on word from Wayne.
Source: Meadow Grove News, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1937, page 1.
Merle Dye Funeral
Funeral services were held here Saturday for Merle Dye who died suddenly Thursday morning after a brief illness. The services were held at the home at 1:30 and at the M. E. church at 2:00. Rev. David Scott being in charge.
Songs for the services were furnished by four girls, Margaret Kauffman, Edith Hannen, Eva Hansen and Ann Hamley with Miss Ruth Crook as accompanist.
Pall bearers were five of her classmates, Ben Hamley, Pat Blair, Dale Horrocks, Jack Daniel and James Beech, the sixth being Gordon Higbee.
Burial was in the Emerick cemetery.
Merle Edith Dye
Merle Edith Dye was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada on March 8, 1917 and passed away at her home in Meadow Grove, Nebraska, on February 4, 1937 at the age of 19 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Her mother passed away when Merle was 18 days of age. When two years of age she came to Meadow Grove with her parents and has lived here ever since. She attended school here and graduated with the class of 1936.
For some time she has been ill with diabetes but her condition was not considered critical until Wednesday when she dropped into a coma from which she never awakened.
Survivors are her father and step-mother; one brother, Wayne of Spokane, Washington; two half brothers, Klair and Reed; three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Twiss of Penticton, Canada and Mrs. J. W. Long of Ida Grove, Iowa; together with many other relatives and a host of friends.
Probably the outstanding characteristic with Merle was her great love for children and many of them are to be counted as her intimate friends.
Source: Meadow Grove News, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1937, page 1.