Grant County Obituaries

Grant County Newspaper, MARION, INDIANA,
March 8, 1895

OBITUARY OF MARY VERNON Mary Vernon was born in Muskingum county Ohio Oct. 5th 1830, was united in marriage March 17, 1856 with Ferdinand Crassley to this union were born two children, a son and a daughter, the son preceeded his mother to the Spirit Land the daughter is the wife of Taswell Shoemaker of Upland Ind. She lived happily with her husband for about five years, when death came and called him away on March, 1st, 1865. She was united in marriage with James Dusenberry , with whom she lived happily until Jan. 1st 1892 when her husband was called and she was left a widow again. To this union was given one daughter, who is now the wife of Charles Huston of Upland. Sister Dusenberry was taken sick some time last August and was a constant sufferer until the messenger came and commanded her Stewardship and she went with Him gladly on the morning of March 8th 1895 aged 64 years 3 months and 3 days. She leaves two daughters, their husbands and several grand children to mourn her loss. She became a christian several years ago and united with the Methodist Episcopal church and lived a consistent member of the same until some years ago she united with the Friends Church in which she lived a useful and honored member until death. Her illness was caused by a disease of the stamach and for thirty eight days before her death she had not eaten any thing, but during all this time never heard her to murmur or complain against God, but rejoiced in the hope of the Christian. Diring the last few days of her earthly live, she was permitted to look into the future life and see the beauties of heaven. On one occasion she was permitted to approach within one step of the Heavenly Portals. She saw many of her friends that were there, she said they were waving palms of victory, and all were perfect, no cripples there. She was also permitted to look into the abode of the lost, which she represented as a bottomless pit of gulf. She said the sight of heaven repaid her abundantly for all her pain and suffering. She said she was “not going to die but that she was going home to live.” “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them.” Her funeral was preached on Sabbath morning at the M. E. Church by Rev. T. W. Williams of the U. B. Church assisted by the Rev. Ruth Carey of the Friends Church to a large and appreciative audience of neighbors and friends, after which her body was laid to rest in the cemetery to wait the resurection morn. She is not dead, but sleepeth, there is no death to the christian:
Our hopes on earth are blasted But no; the Master said, “Since life, to thee has lasted There’s a royal path to tread,” Mother, our guide on earth is gone, But the Master says, “I’ll guide I’ll lead thee always by thy side.” But our loss is truly great, And causes us much pain, But to pass the golden gate Was Mother’s eternal gain.

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