Decatur County Journal

August 24, l905

RUTH ANNALEE BURNISON was born in Caledonia, Ringgold County, Iowa,

December 5, l883 and died August l8, l905. She moved with her parents

to Davis City in l894 where she has since lived. In l895 she united

with the M.E. Church and through her long sickness she expressed great

faith in Jesus. A few moments before she passed away, she told her

parents that she was nearing her home of rest.

In l900 she was united in marriage to JOHN ARTHUR CUMMINGS and to this

union was born one child, CRYSTAL BELLE. Father, mother, husband, three

brothers, five sisters and one child, with many friends, remain to mourn

her loss. RUTH's life was always bright and full of sunshine with

pleasant greeting for all. She contracted a severe cold during the

burning of her home in February, l904, which developed into the dread

disease consumption. Her friends thinking a change of climate would

benefit her, took her to the west where she visited with her sisters,

MRS. SADIE COBERLEY and MRS. J.H. POTTORFF for several months and seemed

to grow better for a time but not being contented, her husband took her

first to New Mexico and then to California. As she grew worse, she

begged to be brought home that she might see her parents before death

came. All was done that could be done by a loving mother and friends to

make her last days pleasent.

The family were all present at the funeral but one brother and one

sister. The funeral was preached by Rev. Bingaman at the M.E. Church

Sunday afternoon, when a large concourse of people paid their last

respects to all that was mortal of their friend.

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