13e 1935 OBITUARY TO MANON
Gropius blossomed like an exceedingly beautiful flower. She
passed through life with the purity of an angel. To many she
was the essence of happiness and love. To those closest to
her Manon epitomized a sunny disposition and a joy of living.
A year of grave suffering matured her, so that for her more
than most, the following words from the bible are appropriate:"
An early death, but full of wisdom ". Manon was mature
and thus the Lord, in whom she believed, who was her support
and salvation, has taken her into His Kingdom in the year
of suffering and maturation. She has not died. She has gone
home with her eyes open wide, without suffering and pain,
and her lips forming the smile so familiar to all of us, who
had the privilege of being with her. She has entered His Realm
on the Holy Day of Love and Resurrection. The Divine Conqueror
of death and need has taken her into His Kingdom of which
it is written: "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard the
things which God has prepared for them that love him".
Now as a token of our profoundest bond with Manon Gropius
let us pray in Christian Fellowship.