Mary Myers

Mary Myers died at her home in Astoria, Ill., August 7th, 1893, aged nineteen years, nine months and fourteen days. She was a graduate of the class of ’91 of the Astoria High School. In 1892 she united with the Christian church, since when she has lived a consistent christian life and, we believe, has gone to the reward held out by the christian race course. The home circle will miss her, O, so sadly, but the Sunday school and church feel the loss of one constant and true. Hopes were entertained for awhile that a trip to Colorado might bring back the departing glow of health, but the dark-winged messenger had marked her for his own. About the close of the Lord’s Day August 6th, she became unconscious to the surroundings and at 6:30, just as the busy world was arousing from its slumber to the day’s toil, Mary gave her hand to the blessed companion and passed through the dark “valley.”

When our earthly life is ended
And our earthly journey done,
We shall go across the “river”
At the setting of the sun.
And in God’s celestial mansion
Clothed in garments strangely fair,
We shall know the bliss of heaven,
We shall know each other there.
—H.

 

Published in the Astoria Argus on 8/10/1893

 

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