Cordillia Edna DeWeese
Cordillia Edna DeWeese was born April 27, 1858, and calmly and peacefully passed
away at the Deaconese Hospital in Dayton, on Friday, May 6, 1898.
21 years ago she united with the Presbyterian Church of Troy then under the
pastorate of Rev. Clokey. After her
removal to Dayton, seven years ago, she connected herself with the Riverside
Presbyterian Church of that city. In
whose fellowship she lived until the message came to her to come up higher, and
to rest from her sufferings and labor and enter upon a life of eternal
her sufferings at times were very severe, yet she bore them all patiently
feeling that her light afflictions should work for her a far more and exceeding
weight of glory.
leaves behind her four children; three sons, Walter, Arnold and Eugene Ray and
one daughter, Mary Vina, to feel the loss of a kind and loving mother.
To her mother, Mrs. Ellen LeFevre, of Springfield, the loss is keenly
felt yet all can meekly bow to the Divine will and say, "The Lord gave and
the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord,
A few days in Heaven, O could I but know,
means that to her my tears would not flow
I sit in my lonely musing to-day,
she is in her beautiful home far away.
would not call her back, no, not if we could,
to cross over death's dark flood,
join in earth's strife, her victorys won,
ears have heard the Master's "Well Done."
pathway will be lonely we'll miss her,
gladly, more eagerly, onward we'll press.
meet her and loved ones in that happy land,
victorious, with them, an unbroken band.
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