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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review- Thursday, April 22, 1897 Edition
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Died at her home in Independence April 2nd, Edith Mae Wilhite, in the 28th year of her age. For almost a year it had been evident to observing friends that the King of Shadows had marked Edith for his own; although she clung to life as only young and enthusiastic and can and indulged in the hope of ultimate recovery, but death is the only relief for those afflicted with that delusive disease, consumption. Edith was a girl of pleasing address and in the kindness of her heart made friends wherever she went. As a daughter she was thoughtful and loving; as a sister a comfort and blessing to her brothers upon three of whom the hand of disease rests very heavily. As a teacher she was faithful and enthusiastic to that extent that she gave herself to her chosen work with a singleness of heart and an earnestness of purpose that possibly shortened a life that gave promise of much good and usefulness. She was an active member of the Y.P.C.U. of the U. B. Church at Independence. When she saw that in the kindness of their hearts, her friends were keeping the decision of her latest physician a secret, she requseted she might be told, for said she, "If I must die I am ready to go and would rather know." Her father and one brother has passed to the other shore before her, while her mother, five brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Libbie Fisher of Arkansas and Mrs. Sylvia Woodruff of Fountain County survive her. May each one live a life as pure and blameless, and as gently fall asleep in the "Arms of Jesus" as "Edie" and with her find the rest and sunshine of that fair city, whose inhabitants never say, "I am sick."

Date: 4/22/1897
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003593
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 6/10/2014
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Entered By: Chris Brown

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