Alphia E. Mendenhall Edgar Obituary
Clark County Clipper, December 24, 1908
Alphia E. Mendenhall Edgar
EDGAR: Alphia E. Mendenhall was born in Ridefarm, Illinois, September 4, 1868,
and passed from this life December 21, 1908, beginning at the time of her death,
40 years, 3 months and 17 days old. She was united in marriage to Robert Edgar
August 11, 1886. To this union were born seven children, 4 sons and 3
daughters, all of whom are still living.
She removed with her parents to Winfield, Kansas, in 1884, and came from there
to Clark county in 1885, where she has been since resided except about one year
spent in Wichita, Kansas.
Sister Edgar suffered much before her departure, yet she cheerfully, and with a
degree of patience that was remarkable, endured her afflictions. She united
with the Methodist church soon after the present pastor came to Ashland, and
many times as she has visited her to talk and pray, she has assured him that she
was willing and ready to die. Our kind heavenly Father who notes the fall of a
a sparrow and hears the young ravens when they cry called her from pain and
sorrow of earth to the enjoyment of heaven. She possessed an unwavering faith
in God, and died in the the full hope of a glorious immortality.
Rev. J. B. Rose of the Presbyterian church read the Scriptures and was followed
in prayer by Elder F. E. Haughey of the Christian church. Mrs. F. C. Price read
"After Death in Arabia," from "The Light of Asia" by Sir Edwin Arnold. The
music was furnished by the choir, Mrs. Elmer Wallingford, Mrs. W. G. Stevenson,
Miss Carrie Rose and Dr. F. W. Hines. The remains were laid to rest in the City
of the Dead on the hill.
Card of Thanks.
We sincerely thank the people of this community who so kindly assisted us in the
recent illness of the mother and daughter, and so kindly brightened a gloomy
pathway with words of comfort and cheer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mendenhall and Mrs. Edgars Children.
Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 17, 2005.
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