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Posted By: Sharon R Becker (email)
Date: 12/2/2017 at 20:43:50

Mercy Viola (Platt) Biddison
July 11, 1869 ~ January 27, 1914

Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, February 05, 1914

Although Mrs. BIDDISON had been an invalid for several years the news of her death came as a distinct shock to her many friends and relatives. Not for many months had Mrs. BIDDISON felt so well as on the Sunday just preceding the Tuesday morning of her death; and as late as Saturday was able to walk about town with the aid of crutches. But "In the Midst of Life we are in Death", and she was called to rest from her pain. But for Sister BIDDISON death had been robbed of its sting" and was only an indication to us that her life had begun in the next world. Relatives and friends have often remarked that they never saw one who was habitually more cheerful and more patient in the midst of continued and intense suffering. Only a confident trust in the Heavenly Father and a constant communion with Him could make such cheer and patience possible. Mrs. BIDDISON was a member of the Leon Methodist Church and whenever possible was in attendance upon its services. Religion with her was a vital matter and no amount of suffering could cause her faith in God's goodness to fail.

Funeral services were held at the residence in north Leon last Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. A quartette from the Methodist Church choir sang three helpful hymns. The service was conducted by Rev. G.J. Fansher, Pastor of the local M.e. Church. The following life sketch was read at the services:

MERCY VIOLA PLATT, daughter of NEPOLIAN and HARRIET DANFORTH PLATT, was born July 11, 1869, in Monroe County, Indiana. She died at one o'clock Tuesday morning, January 27, 1914. She has four sisters and one brother now living; three of the sisters being here, only the younger sister and the brother being absent. The sister's absence is owing to the death of her husband's father, which occurred Monday. The brother's absence from his home in Indianapolis prevented his receiving word of his sister's death. Of her immediate family she is survived by her husband and three sons, CHARLES ALBERT, EARL DOUGLAS, and ENSIGN PLATT BIDDISON. All were at home at the time of her death.

Other relatives in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT BIDDISON and their family, of Cainsville, Mo., and Miss VADA OLINGER, a niece of Mrs. BIDDISON, who resided in Leon the past three years.

Submission by Bob Bixby, November of 2017


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