Decatur County Journal

August l7, l905

ANNA DOWNEY was born April l8, l858 at Albia, Iowa, and died August 5,

l905, at Hastings, Neb., aged 47 years, three months and l7 days.

On May 5, l878, she was married to N.W. COLEMAN, and with her husband,

removed to this city in December, l883, and from then until her death,

they resided in the first ward. Six children, five daughters and one

son came to brighten this home; the youngest being now ten years old.

The deceased was a charter member of the local United Brethren Church

and lived a consistent zealous Christian life to the end. She was long

a severe sufferer but ever patient and cheerful, manifesting always more

interest in those whom she loved than in herself. She is survived by

her husband and all of her children toward whom are extended the

sympathies of a large circle of friends.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock p.m. yesterday, conducted by her

pastor, Rev. S.M. Zike. The interment was at Parkview Cemetery and thus

were the last sad rites performed and a tribute of respect paid to one

who was a kind and dutiful wife, a sympathetic, loving mother, a true

friend and a faithful Christian.


The funeral of MRS. N.W. COLEMAN at the United Brethren Church yesterday

afternoon was unusually largely attended which so much emphasized the

love and esteem for this excellent lady. The church was far too small

to hold all present at the funeral, a large number having to stand

outside during the services. The procession to the cemetery was several

blocks long. A boys quartette rendered several hymns, favorites of

deceased, two at the church and one at the grave. Miss Belle Koon sang

"Abide With Me", at the services at the church. There were a great many

floral offerings.

The above was taken from the Hastings Daily Republican.


The deceased was a sister of MRS. THOMAS COX and the first few years of

her married life she resided in Leon.



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