MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 453
submitted by Neal Carter, November 28, 2007
GONE TO HER REWARD
Apr. 28, 1899 (hand written)
At the family home in Cedar township, surrounded by loved ones, CLARA, beloved wife of Maness VERLINK, closed her eyes on scenes earthly, while her spirit entered the sunlit portals of the Great Beyond at 3 o’clock yesterday morning, paralysis being the cause of her death. On the 19th of August she was stricken with paralysis and for a time her life hung in the balance but by skilled treatment and the loving care of the family, she was able to be up and enjoyed the visitations of friends, being able to spend a few weeks with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Freers in this city, the past winter. On Easter Sunday she had a hemorrhage, which rendered her condition critical indeed, but she again rallied, only to suffer from another hemorrhage a little later, from which she never regained consciousness, but sank to rest as above stated.
Deceased was a daughter of the late Christian Narvis, and was a native of Holland, born December 24, 1831, emigrating to this country with her parents when but a mere child, and had resided in this country almost continuously since. She was united in marriage to Maness Verink on May 11th, 1859, who survives with four children, three daughters and a son, Mrs. Wm. Freers of this city, Mrs. Walter Jones of Cedar township, Mrs. Seneca Finn of Grandview, and Albert at home. She was indeed a noble woman, a most loving and faithful wife and mother, a good neighbor, always ready to render aid in times of trouble and bereavement, manifesting a truly Christian spirit under all circumstances. It can truly be said of her that a good woman has gone to her reward. She was a member of the First Baptist church of this city, but owing to the distance was unable to attend regularly, but took an active interest in the Christian church near her home.
The funeral is appointed for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the family home in Cedar township, conducted by Rev. Verink Fowler of this city.
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