Decatur County Journal

November 28, l907

EVA N., daughter of MR. and MRS. A.W. BRIGHT, was born at Davis City,

Iowa, December l7, l888, and died at the home of her parents in Leon,

Iowa, November 24, l907, aged l8 years, ll months and 7 days.

Her entire life was spent in and around Leon. In early childhood, when

perhaps about 4 or 5 years of age, she showed a remarkable inclination

towards a religious life, and it is the opinion of her parents that she

never knew a time when she did not love Jesus. In a revival meeting

held in the bounds of the Decatur City circuit, when she was about l2

years of age, she made a public confession of Christ. Three or four

years later she united with the Christian Church of Leon, of which she

was a member at the time of her death.

February 3, l907, she was united in marriage to MR. G.I. JENNINGS, of

Leon, Iowa. This happy union that had so much promise for the young

couple was soon shadowed. Some months before the marriage she had

contracted a severe cold. It rapidly developed into tuberculosis. The

best skill of the physicians and the tenderest ministry of her loved

ones were alike unavailing. Like a tender plant she faded before the

blighting disease. She bore her suffering with great patience and

though anxious to get well, she became entirely resigned to her fate,

saying to her loved ones that it was well with her soul. She was a good

girl, the comfort and stay of her parents, the joy and solace of her

husband's heart. Her going seems all too soon, but after a while we

shall know and understand.

Her parents, a half-brother, of West Virginia, and a foster brother,

ARTHUR, and the heartbroken husband are left to mourn her early

departure. Besides these, a large number of relatives, faithful

associates and friends join in this deep sorrow and tenderest sympathy

for the bereaved.

The funeral was at 2:30 o'clock Monday, and was held from the Christian

Church, Rev. J.L. Boyd, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church,

preaching the sermon, from the text; "Be not afraid, only believe." Mark

5:36. Rev. Ruppert, of the Advent Christian Church, assisted in the

services. A large congregation was in attendance. Burial was in the

Leon Cemetery.


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