Miss Idris Leonore Gregory was born in Sheldon’s Grove, Ill., on July 16, 1863. She spent all her childhood here and until July 15, 1887, when she was married to Ira J. Kost and moved to Astoria, Ill. After a short time they moved to Newton, Kansas, which has been her home until about a year ago, since which time she has been living with her parents near here.

She joined the Christian church at Newton, Kansas, of which she was a member at the time of her death.

For a number of years the dreaded disease consumption attacked her and she has slowly been wasting away until Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1893, the crisis arrived and she passed peacefully away to join the friends and relatives who had gone on before.

She bore her suffering with great fortitude and during her sickness not one murmur was ever heard to pass her lips.

The funeral was held on Thursday at the Christian church in this place, Elder W. H. Harris officiating. The remains were then taken to Astoria, Ill., for burial.

A husband, father, mother, brother, sister and numerous other relatives mourn her death. Although but a short time in our midst she had numerous friends among the citizens of Clearmont, who will join with the News in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Thus passed another respected citizen from our eyes, as she sweeps around the bend in the river of life which we see in the distance, and around which we hope to paddle at last and be with our loved ones who have passed before, nevermore to part.

“Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe where storms are o’er
On the border land we left her,
Soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of changes,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved ones
In our Father’s mansion fair.”
—Clearmont (Mo.) News

The remains of Mrs. Ira Kost were brought to Astoria last Thursday and intered in the Astoria cemetery. The funeral services, which were short, were held at the cemetery, conducted by Elder D. E. Hughes.

Mrs. Kost lived a number of years at Sheldon’s Grove and Astoria, and her friends were many. Her parents and husband have the sympathy of these friends in their sad bereavement. Her living among them made them nobler men and women, and their loss is a sad one.


Published in the Astoria Argus on 11/9/1893

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