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Mrs. Mary Jane Everhart, was born September 11th, 1858, and died March 21st, 1913. She came with her husband and children to Oklahoma in 1902, and filed on a claim, where they lived until late fall a year ago when they moved to Edgewater, Colorado.

Sister Everhart was converted in childhood and joined the Methodist church north, but in April 1904, she joined the M. E. church south under the ministry of Rev. W. P. Meador, who was then pastor of the Grand circuit. She was a Christian all her life, and her home was the preachers home. She loved the church and gave her life for it. She was a mother to the writer when just a beginner in the ministry. She was one of the charter members of the Deering Chapel Methodist church and when she found that she was going to die she asked her husband to send her here to bury her, and on last Thursday Mr. Everhart and his son Tommie, arrived in Higgins with the body. On Friday at 11 a.m. the funeral was preached by the pastor at the Lonetree school house in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives. The body was laid to rest in the Deering Chapel graveyard. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her loss, they are Mrs. Grace Brown, of Ioland, Oklahoma, Mrs. Lena Stout, of Denver, Colorado, James Everhart, of Bishop, Oklahoma, and Tommie Everhart, of Edgewater, Colorado.

May God bless the bereaved husband and children in my prayer.

Rev. W. P. Meador

Submitted by: Gordon Richard


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