November 4, 1897
Nancy A. (Fuller) Clark Meeks
Mrs. Dr. I. S. Meeks died from pleura pneumonia Monday, October 25, 1897. Her maiden name was Nancy A. Fuller. She was born in New Carlisle, Clarke County, Ohio, April 4, 1823, being at the time of her death 74 years, 6 months and 21 days old. At an early age she obtained hope in Christ and was baptized into the fellowship of the Baptist Church of Troy, Ohio, of which she was a constant, earnest and faithful worker to the time of her death. In the year 1838 she was married to Chauncey B. Clark. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Hattie M. Miles and Mrs. Mary Louisa Cone, who survive her, and Julius C. and Lucy L. Clark, now deceased. Mr. Clark died in Brooklyn, New York, in 1881, and in 1885 she was united in marriage to D. C. Hathaway, who died in 1889. In 1891 she was united in marriage to Dr. I. S. Meeks, who survives her. She was a member and an efficient worker of the W. C. T. U., and did what she could in aiding to break the galling chains of legalized intemperance. She was gentle and kind to the erring, seeking to win them to a saving knowledge in Jesus. She was sympathetic and helpful to the sick and did them good as she had opportunity. She loved the house of God, being found in the place of worship one week prior to her death. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother, an earnest Christian. Her name being among the blood-washed throng in the Lamb's Book of Life, she has entered into that rest that remains to the children of God. The funeral services took place at the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon, October 27. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. E. Carney, assisted by Rev. Charles Herron, Rev. T. P. Childs and Rev. McIlwain. The W. C. T. U. attended in a body and a large concourse of friends followed her to her last resting place.
"When these weary days are over,
When our griefs have passed away,
Like the clouds that melt and vanish,
In the sun's effulgent ray.
Then with light and joy and gladness,
Making sunshine in the breast,
Far away from sin and madness,
Brothers, we shall meet and rest.
"Oh, the blissful, joyous meeting!
Bliss and joy beyond compare,
When the salute in rapture greeting,
Their Redeemer's love declare!
Storms and doubts shall vex us never,
In the mansions of the blest,
Safe at home and safe forever,
Brothers, we shall meet and rest."
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