WALLACE, Nancy 1833-1896
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Date: 10/22/2010 at 17:14:42
Nancy Ann Welty was born in Washington county, Maryland, October 10, 1812, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Myers in Beaman, July 28, 1896, being 83 years, 9 months and 18 days old. She was married to Wm. Wallace Feb. 14, 1833, whose home she ever made glad when her presence. To them were born ten children, six of whom are still living to mourn their inestimable loss.
Her husband died June 20, 1889, when her home was broken up and since which time she has lived with her children. As a wife she was true, loyal, devoted and companionable; regarding the home more sacred than all things else. A model helpmeet, always assuming the work and duties which devolved upon her cheerfully and gladly.
Her married life being one continual spell of joy and contentment. As a mother, none could have better, with a heart full of love and devotion, and fully comprehending the great responsibilities of parenthood, she like Susanna Wesley of old, upon her knees before the great Heavenly Throne sought grace and strength for her timely work in rearing her children, and as a result of her labors, her children are living monuments of her efforts and faith.
As a neighbor she was loved by all. Kindhearted and obliging and appreciative of any kindness shown her. Being optimistic, she naturally was of a cheerful disposition and unlike a great many, could more easily see the good in a person than the evil. So we as neighbors shall deeply mourn her loss and shall ever feel that one of the best has been removed from among us.
As a Christian, she was such as would please he Heavenly Father. Her communion with her Lord was of the sweetest kind. Having been converted more that 60 years ago, nearly her whole life was spent in doing her Master's will. Her Christian experience truly verifies the statement of David in which he said, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the council of the Ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night." Being rational to the last, she knew the end was approaching and gladly passed into the "Valley of the shadow of death fearing no evil knowing that his rod and staff would comfort her."
The services were held at the M. E. church this morning at 10 a.m. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Frank Wheeler of the Dunkard church. A large number of members of that denomination being present. The interment took place at the Beaman cemetery.
--Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 August 1896
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