Lucretia P. Dofflemyer, 1835-1887
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr, volunteer
Date: 2/25/2005 at 14:22:57
DOFFLEMYER--at her residence in Bonaparte, Io., Dec. 19, 1887, Mrs. Lucretic (sic) P. Dofflemyer, aged 29 years, 8 months and 12 days.
She was born March 24, 1835. In 1851 she became a member of the M. E. church and during the 36 years allotted to her after she became a christian, she was ceasless in her efforts for the prosperity of Zion. She was a true christian, a dutiful wife and kind mother.
Deceased leaves a husband, three sons and two daughters, who feel keenly this sore affliction; but they rest in the assurance that mother has only been transferred from labor to reward. Her death was a victory. As she gradually ceased to live on earth, she began to live with her favorite hymn on her lips: "I love thy kingdom, Lord."
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Pool pastor of the Bonaparte M.E. church, on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock a.m. At her own request, the text used was John 11:25--"Jesus said unto her, I am the ressurection and the life; he that believeth in me though he were dead, yet shall he live."
The remains were interred in the Bonaparte cemetery.
Many kind friends are in sympathy with the bereaved family.
"For her to live was Christ, but to die was gain."
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