Death Of Mary Feister
Mary Feister, of Whiting, Kansas, aged 14
years. This being her second year in High
School at Whiting, Kansas. Her first school
was McKinley, Independence, Kans., and she
always spoke well of the school and faculty.
'Tis the wild sweet fragrance
That makes the rose so dear,
Rough winds shake thy branches
When the tiny buds appear.
Summer's lease on spring time
Loveliest gem of the floral year
Like a dew drop sparkle softly
Hath all too short a day.
Death has plucked a tender flower
Pure and white as evening prayer
With thy innocence and youth "Dear Mary"
Only a rosebud can compare.
Rest in peace thou gentle Spirit
Throned above in starlit crown
Souls like thine with God inherit
Life and love beyond the tomb.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
-J. P. and Mrs. Dunn,
The Plains Poems in Kansas