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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