Stillwater Valley News
December 28, 1927

Mrs. Lydia Gump Passes Away

Mrs. Lydia Gump, widow of the late Henry Gump, died at the home of Mr. Ed Fox, yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock, having been a long time sufferer from the infirmities of age. Mrs. Gump was in her 81st year, the husband preceding her in death in 1911, having served for many years as a minister of the Church of the Brethren. Mrs. Gump was formerly, Lydia Studebaker and was brought up near Tippecanoe City, coming to Covington from there many years ago.  The children remaining are Mrs. Ella Fox, Ohmer Gump and Ira Gump of Covington; C. E. Gump, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, A. F. Gump, Trotwood, Ohio; Mrs. Rosa Cottrell, New Enterprise, Pa., J. B. Gump, New Carlisle, S. S. Gump, of Riverside, Calif.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the Church of the Brethren. Rev. McKee will have charge of the services.  Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery, Routzahn Brothers, Funeral Directors. Please Omit flowers.

Stillwater Valley News
January 6, 1928

Mrs. Lydia Gump

A voice is heard on earth of kinsfolk weeping
The loss of the one they love,
But she is gone where the Redeemed are keeping
A festival of love.
Behind her Time's iron gates close faintly,
Loved friends: She is far from them
For she has reached the city of the saintly,
The New Jerusalem.

Mrs. Lydia Gump was born July 18, 1846 and died December 27, 1927, aged eighty-one years, five months, and nine days.  She was the third child of Samuel and Nancy Studebaker. Her infancy and most of her years were spent in Bethel Township, Miami County, O.  On January 4, 1866, she was united in marriage to Henry Gump. To this union were born ten children - eight of whom survive. They lived on the farm in Bethel Township for forty years and reared the family there. In 1905 they moved to Covington. In 1911 her husband preceded her in death. Since his death she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Fox, whose care for an inflicted mother shall always be remembered. Her declining years were filled with suffering.  She gave her life into the Master's keeping when she was eighteen years old and proved a devoted Christian. She held deep and sincere convictions regarding her home and family life, and as long as her health permitted, she was actively interested in larger Christian service.  She leaves to mourn her departure six sons, two daughters and eighteen grandchildren; Ira, Mrs. Ed Fox, and Ohmer, of Covington, Ohio; Samuel of Riverside, California, John of New Carlisle, Ohio, Mrs. Rosetta Cotrell, of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania; Charles, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Alva, of Trotwood, Ohio. Three brothers and four sisters survive her; Samuel Studebaker; Mrs. Sarah Denlinger, Mrs. Sadie Coppock, Mrs. Nancy Snell, and Mrs. Phoebe Karns. These all reside within a few miles of the old home place.  And now to our dear mother we say "farewell" until we meet again, as was her belief also, in that Celestial Sand where at last shall be:

"The day that hath no evening.
The health that hath no sore,
The light that hath no ending,
But lasteth evermore."

The family are grateful for the many kindnesses of neighbors and friends during this bereavement.

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