Mrs. Cordillia Edna DeWeese

 Miami Union

May 12, 1898

Della LeFevre DeWeese

Mrs. 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. 

About 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 happiness. 

Though 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. 

She 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,

What means that to her my tears would not flow

As I sit in my lonely musing to-day,

While she is in her beautiful home far away.

 We would not call her back, no, not if we could,

Again to cross over death's dark flood,

To join in earth's strife, her victorys won,

Her ears have heard the Master's "Well Done."

 Our pathway will be lonely we'll miss her,

     O yes,

More gladly, more eagerly, onward we'll press.

To meet her and loved ones in that happy land,

Crowned victorious, with them, an unbroken band.

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