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Title: Arvis Miller
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On the 3rd instant, Arvis Miller, consort of Jacob Miller, at the age of sixty one years and nine months, passed the border of earth life in the Spiritual. During her long and painful illness, it was abundantly proven that her faith in spiritual philosophy was unshaken, and that from that faith she derived full satisfaction and a future support. Determined to live and enjoy life as long as nature gave power, she was truly a happy woman, and when she saw the end was at hand, she cheerfully resigned herself, and died smilling and beauteous as a child. May we all pass over so calmly, and leave behind a memory as well beloved.

Calmly in death behold her sleeping,
Friends gather round her sadly weeping;
Calm your deep sorrow-dry your tears-
Behold the vision that appears!

A change come o'er her-see her now,
Pass'd through death's portal-on her brow
A glory shines, like opening day,
Chasing grief on earth away.

O weep not for her-all the grief
Of earth, from her is past-the pain
And bitter anguish of past days
Shall never, never come again.

And those who knew her worth the best;
Are lone and sad and broken hearted
Fain they cherish now her peaceful rest;
And sigh inlove again for days departed.

For husband, daughter, son-behold
Her now reposing from life's dullness,
New born-an angel-joys untold,
Flood her glad spirit with their fulness.

The loved that joined them here shall never
Be lost no change can quench it's fire;
No time can change, no death can sever
Hearts that have throbbed in one desire.

A few short years and those now left
Will join the beloved one-then the gladness
Of that bright meeting o'erwhelm
All memory of the parting sadness.

Mary Thomas Clark

[page 147 in collection]

Date: 12/23/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001960
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbooks
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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