Adair County Deaths & Obituaries


Adair County News, October 7, 1903

Claimed by Death


Mrs. Minnie May Jeffries, the Beloved Wife of Horace Jeffries, Passes Over the River


Last Saturday afternoon [October 3rd] about the hour of 12:30 the spirit of this highly respected and much beloved lady took its flight. Last April she contracted pneumonia which terminated into pulmonary trouble and she gradually grew weaker until the end came. During her long illness the loving husband, devoted sisters and friends watched by her bedside, tenderly administering to her every want, hoping and praying that relief might come. But earthly assistance could only soothe the patient afflicted, and she calmly passed into the mysterious beyond at the hour above named.

She was a daughter of Robt. and Sarah Marshall, who resided near Glenville and was born February 7, 1878. At the age of 16 she confessed her Savior, united with the Methodist Church and later attached herself to the Christian Church, and was devote member of that denomination when her life work ended.

The funeral services were conducted by Eld. Z.T. Williams last Sunday forenoon, the church being crowded with relatives and friends. The interment was in the city cemetery.

The devotion of the young husband, who was married to the deceased December 18, 1901, was beautiful. For weeks his every action showed that he was greatly disturbed, and as he occasionally came to his place of business, gloom was plainly pictured upon his countenance. Less than two years ago he and his wife entered their comfortable little home and with a good business here in Columbia, a bright future seemed inevitable. But just as day dawned night came on. God pity and sustain him in this the darkest hour of his life.

We meet around the bedside of the dying and we speak of the separation, but let us be consoled by the lines of Lord Lytton: "There is no death! The stars go down / To rise upon some fairer shore; / And bright in heaven's jeweled crown / They shine forever more..."