From: "Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: OBITUARY - MARY SYMONS IRONSIDES.
Date: Monday, May 21, 2001 2:21 PM
Decatur County Journal
April 8, l897
Died, at her home, four miles northwest of Leon, on Sunday night, April
4, l897, MRS. MARY SYMONS IRONSIDES, aged forty-two years, one month and
MRS. IRONSIDES was born at Glenn of North, Scotland, February 7, l855.
She was married December l4, l877, and with MR. IRONSIDES, in l880, came
to the United States. They lived in Louisa County, Iowa, a short time,
and after that in Ringgold County. They came to Decatur County fourteen
years ago. On Sabbath evening MRS. IRONSIDES retired in her usual
health. About midnight she awoke with a difficulty in breathing and on
arising, expired in a few minutes. The husband was overwhelmed and
immediately started out to inform his neighbors of his overwhelming
calamity. Medical aid was summoned but life was extinct.
MRS. IRONSIDES was very justly held in high esteem by a numerous circle
of acquaintances. As a housewife and helpmate, she was the
impersonation of the virtuous woman of Proverbs 3l. Cheerful, kind,
industrious, upright, she was the light of home. But her chief merit
was her being a Christian. She accepted and professed Christ in her
maiden days and adhered to that profession unto the end. She and her
husband were Scotch Presbyterians, and in the United States were
American Presbyterians, holding their membership in Leon. Without any
warning, death came knocking at the door in the lone, midnight hour and
in a few moments she was in the Spirit Land. We have no reason to fear
the sudden call found her unprepared. But upon husband and three
daughters the dispensation fell with stunning force, as indeed upon the
community. The light of home is extinguished, in the family circle is
an irreparable void.
The years will come and go, but her husband will carry memory of a great
loss and long
"For the touch of a vanished hand;
The sound of a voice that is still."
The household have the unfeigned sympathy of the congregation and
community. May they so live that death for them may reunite these
severed ties. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday at ll o'clock
at the home of the deceased and the remains interred in the Leon
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