"Ma was a pretty woman with brown hair, blue eyes and fair skin. She had a sweet voice and sang well even when an old lady. Her hair never turned gray though there were "silver threads" among the brown when she died Sept. 14, 1920, at Bertha's house at Gilbert. She was always kind to everyone, always speaking a good word for the absent and defending them if ill-natured remarks were made. Her life was an example of Christian living, and she never preached to others. As Mrs.Dieterle once said to me, 'Her life is a prayer.'"