Randolph  County,  Indiana

The  Farmland  Enterprise
April 1, 1904
          Obituary -- Miriam A. Schooley  was born in Virginia, June 12, 1839. When she was eight years old her father removed to Greene county, Ohio, which was her home for many years. At the age of eighteen she was united in marriage to Curtis E. Long, with whom she lived until his death, eight years later, on February 21, 1868, she was married to A. B. Hoover, who brought to her kind and loving care two children by a former marriage. To this union were born seven children -- three boys and four girls -- two of whom, a son and a daughter, have preceded the mother to the great beyond.
          During the winter of 1861 she, with her husband, was converted and became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she was thereafter a devoted and consistent member, taking an active part in the work of both the church and Sunday school.
          She was a gentle and loving wife and mother, commanding the respect and love of husband and children by her wisdom, virtue, kindness and devoted attention to their welfare. Nor was her kindness all exhausted within the home circle. She was a kind neighbor, and many a sick room was brightened by her presence and her ministering hand. The number of her friends was limited only by the number of her acquaintance, for "to know her was to love her."
          During the last few years of her life she was sorely afflicted, but bore her affliction with patience and christian fortitude.
          She departed this life February 29, 1904, at the age of sixty-four years, eight months and seventeen days, leaving a husband, two sons, three daughters, a stepson and daughter, one brother, five sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss they have been called upon to sustain.
          Her loving heart is stilled forever, and her sweet face will beam upon us in this life no more, and we weep not because God in his infinite wisdom has seen proper to remover her from our midst, but because we lover her, and because we miss her loving presence.
Contributed by Billy J. Baker

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