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At the age of twelve years she was caring for the smaller children at home while her mother and father were attending church services. She gave her heart to Christ, though she often said her conversion was not without a struggle, yet it was the first time she was ever convicted of being a sinner. If all mankind could say this, we would have a heaven here on earth.
She united with the old Blue Ridge Baptist Church, afterward moving her membership to the Bethel Church, of which she was a member until she died.
During all these years her faith in the Lord never failed her. She has been a constant stay and help to the rest of her family. A willing and loving helper to friends and relatives who needed her care and comfort through sickness or death. She has lived such a devoted christian life that her influence will never die and when the Death Angel knocked she was ready and willing to go; glad to meet those gone on before.
She was born, raised, and died on the old home place in Fox Creek township, Harrison county, Mo. She leaves to mourn her departure, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Neuman, Mrs. M.E. Myers, both of Gilman City, Mo., and three brothers, D.C. Dowell of Mt. Moriah, and G.W. Dowell, with whom she made her home,and Rev. J.T. Dowell of Touchet, Washington.
The father, mother, and three brothers have gone on before to that better home, watching for her coming. She leaves a host of relatives and friends but we weep not as those that have no hope."We miss thee from our home, dear,
We miss three from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast;
We miss the sunshine of thy face."We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere."
The funeral services were held by the writer at the Christian Union church, attended by a large body of sympathizing friends who loved the dear sister because of her sweet christian life. Sister Alice Nighthart sang so sweetly, "The Upper Garden." Tenderly we laid her away until the resurrection morn. P.F. MEEK
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy during the long sickness and death of our sister. We would have you knokw, friends, that we appreciate all you did.
MARY S. NEUMAN
REV. J.T. DOWELL