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Subject: [ROBINSON] Obit: wife of Martin Van Buren Robinson, 1900
Obituary: Mary Jane Furman (Henry) Robinson, 22 Nov 1900, Anita, Cass
M. J., wife of M. V. Robinson, died at her home in this city Wednesday
morning, November 21, 1900, aged 47 years, 10 months and 12 days. Funeral
services will be held at the Christian church today (Friday) and remains
will be interred at Lincoln Center. Services will be conducted by Elder
Walters assisted by Elder Macey of Des Moines. Further notice next week.
Mrs. Mary J. Robinson, whose remains were laid to rest Nov. 23, 1899, was of
a ruddy appearance, healthful, energetic and always known by her activity
and service, and therefore presents to the unsaved a lasting exhortation,
³prepare to meet thy Cod.² In this drama of life, we all have our part, and
death is the closing scene where we meet and receive our allotment of all
future time. One of the most glorious thoughts is that we can prepare to
meet this last scene in life, and have no fear of our destiny.
The subject of this sketch, in a brief conversation during her illness
said: ³Yes, the Lord is my Shepherd. I know I shall not want,² and to her
companion of her closing years, she said: ³If the worst comes to the worst,
I am not afraid to die.² Such a profound hope in Christ as makes our grief
more easy to bear, for we weep not as those who have no hope.
Although she had lived nearly one half a century, in thinking of her
incomplete work with the Christian Church of which she was a member, and for
which she had given so much, both in time and money, she said, ³My work is
not finished.² She so much wanted to go on with her plans but God knew best
and she lay down her armor for another, who will as she did, bear it on
faithfully to the end.
Beside four brothers, two sisters, one son, two step-children and a
husband, she leaves an unnumbered host of relatives and friends who suffer
the loss of a true friend.