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Obituary ~ Sarah Covington
July 12, 1814 ~ January 03, 1886

The Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
January 16, 1886


SARAH COVINGTON, the subject of this notice was born in Burbon County, State of Kentucky on the 12th day of July, 1814.

In her 16th year she emigrated with her parents to Illinois, settling at Bloomfield. She was united in marriage to B.H. COVINGTON in her 20th year, on August 27th, 1835, at her home in Bloomfield. Here also she professed a hope in Christ and united with the Baptist Church in her 20th anniversary, of which denomination she has been a consistent member ever since.

She came to Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa, in 1850. She and her husband moved to Decatur County in the year 1854 and settled at Decatur City. B.H. COVINGTON, her husband, died at his home in Decatur City, March 10th, 1861, leaving SISTER COVINGTON and 7 children.

She became a member of the Palestine Baptist Church, 3 miles west of Leon, about the time this church was organized, and of which she has remained a devoted and consistent member until the Master she loved and served so well said, "It is enough, now rest from thy labor and care and thy work shall follow thee."

She died at her home 1/2 mile south of Decatur City on the 3rd day of January, 1886. She was for days before death fully composed and resigned to the Lord's will, was happy in the prospect of sweeping soon through death's door to meet the Savior in the bright realms above. No one who knew SISTER COVINGTON would doubt for a moment her final destiny and reward.

She leaves 3 children, a beloved sister, MRS. I.N. CLARK, and many beloved friends to mourn her loss. In the absence of the minister she desired to preach her funeral, the services will yet be attended to at the proper time when the weather is pleasant in the spring at the Palestine Church.

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