Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, July 11, 1912
OBITUARY - ELIZABETH ABIGAIL BURNISON PARKER
ELIZABETH ABIGAIL BURNISON was born in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Nov. 19, 1887. She
departed this life at her home near Davis City, July 3, 1912, at the age of
24 years, 7 months and 14 days. She resided in Ringgold County until 1894,
when with her parents she moved to Davis City, in which community she
resided until her death.
She united with the M.E. Church in 1895, when she was eight years old, and
has ever since been faithful in her Christian life and duties. She was
conscious that she must go, and only a short time before the end came, said
that she was ready, if it was her Lord's will. Her suffering was intense at
times, yet she bore it all with great fortitude and courage.
On Dec. 31, 1905, she was married to RUBY ARNOLD PARKER, son of Mr. JAMES
PARKER, so well known throughout the county as an auctioneer and stock
dealer. To this union two children were born, namely, SAMUEL JAMES and
LAVON ROXCONA. Her greatest care before her departure was the care of those
children, but when she was assured that they would be provided for, she
departed in peace. She leaves a devoted husband, the two children above
mentioned, an aged mother, three brothers and four sisters, besides many
other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
The funeral services were held at the M.E. Church at Davis City, Friday
afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. J.S. Coffin, of Leon. The remains were
laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at Davis City, followed by a long
procession of sorrowing friends and relatives.
Transcription by Nancee (McMURTREY) SEIFERT, October 25, 2009
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