Severe Burns Bring About Death of Minister's Wife
Heart Unable to Stand Strain of Long Illness
of Mrs. C. E. Vermilya, Morris---
Funeral Services Saturday
Morris, Aug. 20---Mrs. Charles E. Vermilya, beloved wife of Rev. Dr. Charles E. Vermilya of the Morris Methodist church, died at 8:40 Tuesday evening at the Chase Memorial hospital in New Berlin, where she had been a patient for 23 hours. Mrs. Vermilya had been confined to bed for five and one-half months as the result of severe burns. This long inactivity made it necessary to bring dormant muscles and joints into action again, but due to a heart affliction, she was unable to stand the strain. Her condition became critical Monday night and she was taken to the hospital where she gradually failed.
Goldie Fausey Vermilya, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Fousey, was born July 22, 1871, near Gibsonburg, Ohio. She was married to Dr. Vermilya June 21, 1899, in Delaware, Ohio, where each had been attending college. For three years they were in school together in Boston, Mass. In 1902, with her husband, she took up the actual responsibilities of a pastor's wife and homemaker in Fargo, N. D. Together they had been in the service of the Methodist church in that state, California, New York city and six years ago they came to reside in Morris.
She leaves one son and two daughters, Harold Fay Vermilya of Maplewood,
N. J., Mrs. E. H. Gray, Woodland, Cal., and Miss Mildred Glenn Vermilya, employed at the Homer Folks Memorial hospital, Oneonta; her husband; and a sister, Mrs. R H. Gregory of Hollywood, Cal.
The daughter in California cannot be present for the funeral which will take place in the Methodist church here Saturday at 2 o'clock. Dr. W. Gray Jones, superintendent of the Oneonta district of the Methodist church, will be in charge of the service.
As a pastor's wife, Mrs. Vermilya desired only to be one of the women of the church and play her part without any desire to hold offices which might prevent the development of local leadership. She loved her home and was devoted to all the interests of the home. She was a good mother, a good home builder, and always interested in the promotion of the welfare of others.