Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa
January 10, 1918
OBITUARY - MRS. BENJAMIN L. MARK
Mary Frances FOXWORTHY was born at Ladoga, Montgomery County, Ind. Sep.24, 1847 and passed away Jan. 8, 1918 at her home
one mile south of Pleasanton, Iowa. She was the daughter of Mason and Mary Ann FOXWORTHY and came with her parents to
Mercer County, Missouri, October 1854. Settling on a farm in Lindley township. When she was about thirteen years of age
the family moved to Pleasanton, Iowa, where she acquired an education in the public schools and later taught school for a
few years. Oct. 2, 1870 she was married to Benjamin L. MARK, who survives her. To this exceptionally happy union, three
children were born, two of whom are living; the daughter, Emma, who teaches in the west, and Lawrence MARK, who with his
family resided on his farm east of Pleasanton. Besides the immediate family, she is survived by two brothers and two
sisters; Dr. O. W. FOXWORTHY of Leon, Iowa, Victor E. FOXWORTHY of Winston, Mo., Mrs. A. L. LOGAN of Kellerton, Iowa,
Mrs. A. E. JORDAN of Lineville, Iowa. With her at the time of her death were her husband and children and favorite
granddaughter, Bernice, a brother and two sisters.
Mrs. MARK was converted in early life and united with the Methodist
Episcopal Church. Funeral services were held from the C. W. Church at Pleasanton, Iowa Thursday, Jan. 10th by the Rev.
C. E. SHUGG of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Davis City. A few old familiar hymns were sung by the Crawford
quartette. The body was tenderly laid to rest at the Hamilton Cemetery at Pleasanton.
The death of her father, Mason
FOXWORTHY occurred on the same day. Sixteen years ago.
submitted by C. A., Jan. 2004
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