This obituary was found in the collection of the Colson Library, Morgantown, WV and submitted by Bridgette Osz.
Della Moats-- On Monday evening, February 9th the death Angel visited the home of Arthur Moats in North Philippi and took away his daughter Della Moats.
Della was 18 years, 5 months, and 2 days old and was loved by all. The writer has known her for nine years and has always found her a true and faithful girl. Della will be missed by all her neighbors, as she was loved by all and was always willing to help any of them during sickness or in need. She was a member of the eighth grade class of the Public schools, and will be missed by the members of her class and her teacher. Della will be missed by her classmates and friends, but no one but those who have lost a daughter or a sister will know how she is missed at home.
Altho her friends and relatives will mourn for her, we should realize that it will be only a short time until we see her smiling face again in the world with our heavenly Father, where there will be so sorrow or tears.