Mary Lovell

Mary J. Painter, daughter of Walter and Ellen Painter, was born April 5, 1844, near Lewistown, Ill. April 5, 1883 [not sure of year] she was united in marriage to John Lovell of Astoria. She had been a member of the Methodist church since she was about 15 years old. She united by letter with the M. E. church of Astoria in 1883, R. G. Hobbs was pastor, of which she has been a faithful member till death.

The death angel came, when on the wings of the midnight hours her spirit left the mortal house of clay, and soared to realms of fadeless dawn, June 25, 1903.

Like a shock the news spread that Sister Lovell was dead, but death always comes when we are not wanting it, and sometimes when we least expect it.

The deceased leaves a husband and two step-daughters, Mrs. Alma Scripps of this city and Mrs. Mary Cox of Vermont; four brothers, Thomas of Galva, Ill.; Sterling and and Nathan of Denver, Colo., and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Morgan, of Lewistown, Ill., and a host of intimate friends to mourn the loss.

The funeral services were conducted June 28 at the M. E. church by Rev. S. N. Wakefield, assisted by O. D. Ross. Interment was made at the Astoria cemetery.

Published in the Astoria Argus on 7/2/1903


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