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Obituary of Mrs. Herndon

Jane Gilchrist was born February 14, 1840, near Zanesville, Ohio, and died of pneumonia, January 30, 1915, at her home, 5 miles northwest of Western, Nebr. after an illness of about three weeks.

When about a year old she came with her parents to Cooper county, Mo. and three years later moved to Ashland county, Ohio; came in the fall of 1850 to Mahaska county, Iowa, (a short distance from Oskaloosa) in which locality she grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to Charles M. Herndon, October 27, 1859; moved with her family to Saline county, Neb., in April 1871; residing in the vicinity of Western until her death.

To this union were born two sons and seven daughters; two of the daughters having died in infancy.  The husband passed to his reward on August 20, 1905.  Those surviving her are two sons:  Albert D., of Western; William E., of Marshfield, Oregon; and 5 daughters:  Mrs. Mary M. Miller, of Tobias; Mrs. Joanna M. Watenpaugh, of Western; Mrs. Margaret E. Mendenhall, of Gibbon; Mrs. Susan M. O'Connor and Miss Melissa Herndon, of Western, Neb.  These together with two brothers:  David and William Gilchrist and one sister:  Mrs. Martha Kimble are left to mourn her loss.

Mrs. Herndon was converted when a girl and united with the Baptist church.  She died as she lived in the full assurance of a Savior's love.  She was loved by all who knew her, cherished and revered by her children to whom she leaves an heritage rarely exeled of love, devotion, consecration and Christian character to perpetuate in their hearts and lives, as a living tribute to her sincerity and the truth.  She lives on and her children and children's children shall rise up and call her blessed.

The funeral was at the home on Wednesday.  Rev. E.M. Owings, her former pastor, officiated, using the text in I Tim., 4, 7 and 8 after which all that remain earthly was laid to rest beside her husband in Atlanta cemetery.


A Card of Thanks

We wish to take this method of expressing our thanks and appreciation to the kind friends, for their kindness and sympathy, during sickness and at the death of our dear mother (Mrs. Jane Herndon), to the singers who sang so beautifully and for the floral offerings.

The Children

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