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Obituary ~ Harriett S. B. Combs
October 17, 1828 ~ February 23, 1889

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa

Departed this life, February 23, 1889, at her home 3 1/2 miles southwest of Leon, HARRIET S. B. COMBS, wife of JEHU COMBS, deceased.  She was born October 17, 1828, in Ontario County, New York, and was therefore 60 years, 4 months and 6 days old at the time of her death.  Her death was very sudden and was caused by heart disease.

She was married to JEHU COMBS, June 4, 1850.  To them were born nine children, four of them and the father have already crossed the river. Five children remain with many other relatives to mourn their loss.  At the time of her marriage, she was a member of the Baptist Church, but she afterward united with the Church of Christ, of which Church she lived a consistent member until her death.

[Interment was made at Leon Cemetery.]

Oh, how much we all do miss her;
Set away the vacant chair --
Sad and lonely is the hearthstone,
For your loved one will never be there.

Weep not friends for your loved one,
We must tread the same dark road;
May our lives all be so perfect
We'll not fear to meet our God.

Yes, we'll strive to meet our loved one
On that blest and peaceful shore,
Where there will be no night of sorrow,
And where parting is no more.
W.A. GARDNER

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