The Ringgold Record, 1893
Died at her father's home, Grace Eugene WHEELER, she being the youngest of the family. She was
born November 25, 1873 and died July 1, 1893, being almost twenty years of age. The Lord
plucked her as a rose in full bloom for a jewel in his kingdom. She has been a great sufferer
for the past two years but bore it all with patience, saying she was going to Jesus and wanted
father, mother, mother (sic), brother and sister to meet her there. Her faith was strong in
Jesus and with a smiling countenance she said she trusted in Jesus and was willing to meet him
and knew he would save her."Trusting in Jesus, Oh what should I fear,
Nothing can harm me when he is so near;
Sweet is the promise he giveth to me,
I am as happy as mortal can be."
Such were here (sic) her last words and testimony. The songs, "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,"
and "What a friend we have in Jesus" were sung by a large congregation in the shade of the
trees which seemed to sympathize with us in their stillness. A scriptural lesson was read and
remarks were made by Rev. H. THARP. The body was laid to rest in the Shay [Platte River]
cemetery. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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