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Decatur County Journal
Thursday, December 18, 1911
The following is clipped from a Milan, Mo., paper:
MARY JANE RODGERS was born in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, October 3, 1848. On the
24th day of October 1868, she was married to JOHN M. SIMS, in Leon, Iowa.
Seven children were born to this union, two of whom, a boy and a girl, died
Mr. And Mrs. SIMS moved to Milan in 1892. On September 10, 1899, Mrs. SIMS
had a stroke of paralysis that resulted in the disuse of her left hand.
Last Sunday night Mrs. SIMS breathed her last. The funeral services were
held from the M.E. Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30.
Mrs. SIMS was a life long Methodist, having united with the church when a
little girl. Through all her 63 years her life has been consistent with her
profession. Since her affliction she has shown such a beautiful Christian
spirit that she was universally held in the highest esteem.
The sympathy of all Milan is extended to the bereaved husband and five
children, four of whom were present at the last services in her behalf. One
son living in Illinois was not able to be here. HERSEY SIMS, a daughter
from San Francisco, spent a week or two at the bedside assisting in every
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
December 18, 2009
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