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Pauline Catherine (Poush) Craig
December 24 1863 ~ September 03, 1917
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
September 20, 1917
MRS. W. W. CRAIG
Pauline Catherine Poush was born in Harrison county, MO., Dec. 25, 1862 [24 Dec 1863, per gravestone], passed from this life Sept. 3, 1917, aged 54 years 8 months and 9 days. She was united in marriage to Warren William Craig on July 4, 1884. To this union were born two children, Frank L. and Boyd E.
She has lived in her present home during her married life with the exception of the first five years which was spent one and a half miles south of Davis City.
She leaves to mourn her departure a kind and loving husband, two sons and five grandchildren, and step-mother, Mrs. Laura Ellis of Gilman City, Mo., two brothers, Dan Poush of Kearney, Neb., and Jas. Poush of Hastings, Neb., four sisters, Elmira Osborn of Cainesville, Mo. Laura Earley of Kewanee, Ill., Caroline Dirskill of Davis City, Mima Stanley of Hatfield, Mo., and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded from tis life by her father and mother and two sisters.
On Oct. 5, 1914, she was seized by the grim monster paralysis and had suffered several light stokes until death came to deliver her out of the untold agonies of suffering she had to endure. During this lingering illness her time was mostly spent in reading the word of the One that has promised us eternal life of joy where there will be no more sickness and suffering, and no more sufferer?s tears to flow. Her great comfort was found in St. John, 14. We mourn her as a traveler taking her departure from this life to that life everlasting. The funeral services were held from the Union church, Sept 5, Rev. Goben conducting them. She was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
~ Davis City News
Submission by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin, September of 2017