Stillwater Valley News
November 25, 1927
Anna Mary Brown, the oldest child of Charlie and Rose Eberenz was born in Covington on the 23rd day of November 1873. She departed this life at her home on the Brown Pike on Saturday evening, November 19, 1927 having lived 53 years, 11 months and 26 days (she would have been 54 on the day of her burial).
On June 28th, 1899 she was united in marriage with J. C. Brown, who still lives and who watched constantly at her side all during her illness. The father and three brothers preceded her in death. Along with the husband, there still live her aged mother, and two brothers: Guy of Dayton, and Ferdinand of Covington. There is a large connection of near and distant relatives and many friends who mourn deeply the death of Mary Brown.
The deceased was baptized in infancy, and at the age of 14 years became a confirmed member of St. John's Lutheran Church, having been confirmed by the Rev. Winterhoff.
She was an active member of the Ladies Aid and Missionary Society, having in recent years served two years as President of the Society. She was a good presiding officer. In her younger days she sang in the choir for many years.
She was a member of the Mildred Rebecca Lodge No. 136, Covington.
For the first five years of their married life, Mr. and Mrs. Brown lived in Troy. For the past twenty-three years they have lived on the farm East of Covington.
The deceased was of a strong and robust nature during most of her life. Two and one half years ago she was operated on for Tumor. From this she apparently recovered fully. But about one year ago she again became unwell. On the 29th of last April she took to her bed and was confined continuously thereto up until her death. The best of medical skill was sought but she continued to grow worse. The physicians diagnosed her disease as Cancer.
Naturally she was anxious to get well and live for her loved ones. Yet through her long confinement she never complained, she was a patient sufferer.
While yet in middle life a good loving wife and daughter, a kind sister and neighbor, a Christian woman, an active worker in the community has been removed by death. She will be greatly missed by many. We bow in humble submission to Him who doeth all things well.
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
To full for sound and foam
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bells,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.
For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far.
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
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