Mary Stephens was born in the state of Alabama, December 1, 1845, died June 15, 1919 at her home three and one half miles east of Shattuck. She was married June 6, 1866, and to this union was born eight children, two of which have preceded her to the glory world. She professed faith in Christ when a girl and joined the M. E. Church South and has lived a christian ever since. She leaves a husband, six children and many friends to mourn her death but her loss here is heavenís gain. The funeral was conducted at her home by Rev. R. H. Denny, pastor M. E. church at Shattuck, in the presence of relatives and friends reading several lessons both from the old and new testaments.
Rev. Denny spoke of paying the last tribute of respect to the dead and in so doing we pay tribute to the living also, and our duties while we live here is to prepare for the ordeal and be ready when the summons come.
So ends the life of another good woman.
Her body was shipped to Apache, Okla. For interment on the 10 p.m. train the 17th day of June 1919.
Submitted by: John Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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