Opening   Gramma   Asaph after Ethel   Amanda Bell and Ethel Bertie


One of the most touching stories in the Perry family was the story of the Perry sisters Amanda Bell and Ethel Bertie. Their sibling friendship was forged over lives that would span 70 years of drastic change and turbulence. In this span, the technology advanced as the car replaced the horse and television replaced radio. Two world wars shattered the usual tranquility associated with small town America. A baby boom shifted the demographics of the United States and Canton. Together, they survive a lifetime of dramatic change, but losing one another is the only shock they cannot survive. After Amanda Bell died in her sleep, Ethel Bertie suffered a heart attack and died upon learning the news that her beloved sister had died - as if to say, even death, they would remain, together.