Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History Records Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
rose.jpg
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

The Chariton Leader
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa
Thursday, January 7, 1909

OBITUARY - MRS. W. C. PENICK

The citizens of Chariton were startled by the announcement of the death of Mrs. W. C. PENICK, at her home in this city, on Friday evening. In fact but few knew she was ill and her own family did not realize that her condition was serious, but a sudden heart failure seized her and as the new year was ushered in her life went out with the twilight of the day.

Her husband had been constantly by her bedside and her passing was so tranquil that it seemed more like natural repose than that which is called death. Scarce could they realize the change. Thus, the tie which had bound these two in a long and harmonious career had been severed and the sorrow fell heaviest on that aged companion, who had been encouraged by her councils in the days of youthful effort, and had shared his burdens during the many years -- joined cheerfully in his enterprises and established a competency for old age -- and in that leisure had returned their second youth and it is to be doubted if they had ever enjoyed each other's association more than now, since their children had one by one married and gone from the home to found domestic establishments of their own,leaving the "old folk" an undivided companionship.

Sometimes we imagine that these partings come with less regret and sadness when life's work is well finished and the course is complete to the full allotment, but when the test comes the living are as loath to say "good bye" to mother or father as though the more youthful had been called and a long life of opportunities cut short.

The grim reaper is never welcome, but there is consolation in knowing that life has been well lived and the righteous standard emulated.

Thus the best encomium that can be pronounced is to say that a noble woman has been called to her reward.

Funeral services were held from the family home on Monday at 2 o'clock p.m. and the mortal remains laid to rest in the Chariton Cemetery, Dr. LATHROPE preaching the sermon and eulogizing the character, of which she was a type.

Martha THOMPSON was born at Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, on January 29, 1831. She was married to W[illiam]. C[alvin]. PENICK at Newcomerstown, Ohio, April 10, 1853. They came to Iowa in the same year and located at Eddyville and to Chariton in 1862. To them were born eight children, the four surviving: J. A and W[illiam]. B., of this city; H. O., of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mrs. F. Q. STUART. Two sons, Hallard and Ed, died during recent years.

She had been a consistent member of the M.E. Church since 1858 and an entire community bear witness to her death with general sorrow.

"Leaves have their time to fall
And wither at the north wind's breath --
And stars to set -- but all --
Thou hast all seasons for thine own
-- Oh Death."

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

Return to:

A - B OBITUARIES INDEX         C OBITUARIES INDEX              D OBITUARIES INDEX
E - F - G OBITUARIES INDEX    H - I - J OBITUARIES INDEX      K - L OBITUARIES INDEX
M OBITUARIES INDEX              N - O - P OBITUARIES INDEX    Q - R OBITUARIES INDEX
S - T OBITUARIES INDEX          U - V - W OBITUARIES INDEX   X - Y - Z OBITUARIES INDEX


You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.