Not how did she die, but how did she live;
Not what did she gain, but what did she give.
These are the units to measure the worth
of a woman as a woman regardless of birth.
Not what was her station but had she a heart
and how did she play, her God given part.
Was she ever ready with a word of good cheer
to bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not what was her church nor what was her creed
but had she befriended those really in need.
not what did the sketch in the newspaper say
but how many were sorry when she passed away