September 21, 1916
OBITUARY ~ INEZ McMILLEN PUGH
Mrs. Inez McMillen Pugh was born March 6th, 1866, in Warren Co,, Illinois, and
died at her home in Clearfield, Iowa, Saturday morning, Sept. 16, 1916 aged 50
years, 6 months and 10 days. She came with her parents to Ringgold County when
a young girl, and has resided since in the same vicinity, living in Clearfield
the last three years.
On January 14th, 1886, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Pugh, and for
thirty years walked by his side, the help, cheer, and inspiration of his life.
Two daughters, Letha and Pearl, survive her, Eva preceded her in death five
and a half years ago. There are four grandchildren.
She is survived of her own near kindred, by two brothers and one sister, viz.,
John H. McMillen of Lost Springs, Kan.; William McMillen of Port Angeles,
Wash., and Mrs. May Stamper of Burlington, Colorado. All these with a host of
friends and neighbors mourn today the loss of one who loved them, and in a
life of loving ministry tried to do them good.
She has been a consistent loyal member of the United Presbyterian church of
Clearfield for about fifteen years, was connected with the Women's Missionary
Society and Sabbath School. She was also an active member of the W. C. T. U.
All who knew her loved her, but only those whose lives were brought near to
her came to know the sweetness and beauty of her character, of whom Solomon
wrote saying: "A worthy woman who can find? Her price is far above rubies. The
heart of her husband trusteth in her. She doeth them good and not evil, all
the days of her life. She stretcheth out hand to the poor; the law of kindness
is on her tongue. Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also
praiseth her. Grace is deceitful, and beauty vain; but a woman that feareth
Jehovah she shall be praised."
The funeral was held in the late home, and was conducted by her pastor, the
Rev. T. R. Aikin. The music furnished by the choir of the
of the United Presbyterian church was appropriate, the floral tributes were
many and beautiful. Interment in the Clearfield cemetery. The sympathy of the
community is extended to the bereaved.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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