Ruth Anna Finney, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio and died at the home of her daughter near Fargo August 4th, 1916, in the 70th year of her age. She had been sick for more than a year, but the last eight week of her illness was the most painful.
The deceased was married to A. J. Norman in the year of 1869, and to this union was born six children the three youngest having preceeded her to the other World. She leaves a husband and three children, John Finney, James Wylie and Mrs. Catherine Hulsey, all of whom live near Fargo, also one sister and three brothers. Sarah M. Murphy, who lives at the old family home in Ohio, John W. Finney near Broken-bow, Neb. and Joseph Finney of Cainsville Mo., who visited her during her sickness and A. J. Finney whose daily visits were a source of great comfort to her.
At the age of seventeen years she was converted and joined the M. E. Church at West Union near her old home. She lived a true and devoted Christian life to the day of her death, ever upholding and advocating the doctrine of Methodism.
Brother Simms pastor of the M. E. Church at Fargo, visited and talked to her of death, she expressed herself as always submissive to God’s will, and said “Although I dread deaths chilly stream; Yet I sigh for home”. She was a true, faithful and loving wife, the interest of her children were always first in her mind, and was greatly rejoiced when she heard that all her children were members of the church and on their way to heaven.
Everything that loving hands could do was of no avail, the master had called her to “Where I am ye may be also”.
Her funeral was conducted by Bro. Simms at the Fargo church on August 5th, after which her body was laid to rest in the Fairmont Cemetery, there to await the Resurection morn. -- Contributed.
Submitted by: Gordon Richard
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