Thursday, January 10, 1918
MRS. B. W. GROVER CALLED
Mrs. B. W. Grover passed away at her home 4 miles southeast of Fruitland Tuesday afternoon.
Anna Marie Kullander was born August 12, 1882, in Kensington, Minn. In 1910 she and Mr. B. W. Grover were united in marriage by Rev. C. D. Day. The same year they united with the Fruitland Methodist church. Mrs. Grover was confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran church early in life. As a young woman she was a teacher and bookkeeper. She has been an active worker in the W. C. T. U. having served as president of the Frances Williard Union.
Mrs. Grover was in ill health since April but was very hopeful and has been planning so much on moving to her beautiful new home in Fruitland, which was almost completed, until a short time ago when she realized that she was soon to dwell in her "mansion in Heaven." We can but wonder why so young a mother should be called. "She loves her home, her church her God." and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn besides her husband, two little daughters, Marion and Iola, aged 5 and 3 years, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kullander of Kensington, Minn., five sisters and two brothers. Two of the sisters, Nurses Selma and Ida Kullander, have been faithful in caring for her during her sickness. Another sister, Miss Lucy, who has been with her some of the time, was called as a nurse to Ft. Riley, Kansas a short time ago.
The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church, Rev. Chas. McCoard, her pastor, and Rev. C. D. Day of Apple Valley, her former pastor, officiated. The body was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery at Payette. "but tho dead she yet speaketh and shall live in the hearts she has touched and in the lives she has influenced."