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Obituary ~ Eliza Catherine (Jenree) Craig
September 16, 1848 ~ November 16, 1916
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Mrs. W. W. Craig
ELIZA CATHERINE JANREE, daughter of GILBERT and SARAH JENREE, was born September 16th, 1848, at Newark, N. Y., and departed this life, November 16th, 1916, at her home in Leon, Iowa. She came with her parents to Iowa in 1850. They first located at Keokuk, in 1856 moving to Decatur City, and in 1865 to Leon, Iowa, where she has resided ever since.
April 3rd, 1873, she was married to W. W. CRAIG. Four children were born to this union, namely, LILLIAN of Chicago, ILL., NELLE, ROBERT and PERL who reside at home.
Mrs. CRAIG was a good woman. She was converted during a revival meeting held by REV. HUGH SMITH, and was baptized and received into membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church during the ministry of REV. GEO. M. HUGES. To the end of her journey she was faithful and loyal to the church of her choice, and was always willing to serve as she had opportunity. Mrs. CRAIG was of a quiet retiring nature. She regarded her chief duty to be within her home, and the proper bringing up of her children. To her husband she was a most devoted wife and mother.
For some time sister CRAIG has been in failing health. It was marvelous how she sustained her cheery optimism with her little physical strength. The end came as a sweet release from the chain of lifeís ills. She labored not, neither did she live in vain, for her loved ones mourn her departure, and her friends keenly felt her loss.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church, REV. RAUL R. MOSER, her pastor, conducting the same. Every available seat in the church was in use. The Rebekah lodge, of which Mrs. CRAIG was a member attended the service in a body. The pall bearers were members of the local I. O. O. F. Lodge. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The body of the departed was laid to rest in Leonís cemetery where it awaits the resurrection of the just.